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Hard or Soft Midsoles for Injury Protection?

Luxembourgian study finds that training and experience matter more than shoe construction.<p>Running studies from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are relatively rare, so I figure this new <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> paper is worth a mention. Researchers provided 247 runners with identical running …

Marathons

Marathon Training Doesn't Hurt Knees, Even In Beginners

First-time marathoners showed no change in knee cartilage after six months of running.<p>Pretty much every study that looks at runners and knee problems, whether it's a multi-decade longitudinal study or a massive cross-sectional study, has found that runners have no elevated risk of knee …

Marathons

How Much Energy Does Your Achilles Tendon Store?

Stiffer tendons help you run more efficiently, but it's not clear how.<p>Your legs are like springs. When you run, you stretch those springs -- in particular the Achilles tendon, and to a lesser extent the arch of the foot -- and store energy that's then released to power your next stride, as the …

Posters

Do Ice Baths Help or Hurt Your Training?

Testing the theory of "too much recovery."<p>Over the last few years, there's been a big debate about whether it's possible to have "too much" recovery. As Shona Halson and her colleagues at the Australian Institute of Sport explain in a new study of ice baths:<p><i>Training theory suggests that fatigue</i> …

Exercise

Is Age-Related Muscle Loss Reversible?

Stanford researchers explore muscle cell rejuvenation.<p>Last week, Stanford researchers published a paper called "Rejuvenation of the muscle stem cell population restores strength to injured aged muscles" in <i>Nature Medicine</i>. It's an interesting study, showing that the loss of strength and muscle mass …

Muscle

The 5 Most Troublesome Running Injuries And How To Treat Them

<i>Are you among the running wounded? You’re likely suffering from one of these annoying running injuries.</i><p>As mindful runners, we can take all the proper …