Anna Chambers

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On Running and Ibuprofen Use

And an additional factor to consider when examining the latest "excessive endurance exercise" studies.<p>Over at The New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds has written a nice update about the potential dangers of ibuprofen use by runners and other athletes. This is something I've warned against before, but …

Why Are Women Runners Less Competitive Than Men?

Several studies confirm the basic finding, but differ in their explanations.<p>A half dozen years ago a marathoning psychologist named Robert Deaner began publishing papers (find them here) that seemed to show women athletes are less competitive, on average, than male athletes. A number of his studies …

The Perfect Training Week For Runners

How to get fit, avoid injuries, and race fast in six hours a week. Note: requires pinch of good luck<p>Two days ago, my local newspaper published an article on core training that included photos of a local woman, a personal trainer, doing things on a balance ball that I can barely manage on dry, …

A Brief History Of Energy Return In Running Shoes

The new Adidas Energy Boost shoe has several innovative and impressive new features. "Energy return" is probably the least of them.<p>In the late 1980s the New York Times heard that several running shoe companies were flirting with a new idea called “energy return,” so the paper dispatched a reporter …

The Running & Fasting Diet: Could It Work?

The Fast Diet weight-loss book is a current sensation. An adaptation of the book's thesis might work for runners.<p>According to usually reliable sources, i.e. the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today</i>, <i>The Fast Diet</i> is about to become a national sensation. It’s already reached that status in the U.K. And you …

Can Emotional and Mental Stresses Impact Performance?

A high school XC runner is trying to transition to college track.<p><i>Hello my name is Anna, I'm 18 years old and will be running cross country and track at ASU next year. I ran cross country this past fall and won state. My PR is 18:13 for 3.1 miles. I am just now starting up track and have been very</i> …

Should I Eat Breakfast on Race Morning?

I usually run on an empty stomach in the early morning.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I am 42 years old and just started running about three months ago. I try to train at least two or three times a week with a half-hour run. I ran my first 5K in December and finished in 26:29. I only have time to train when I get up at</i> …

Why Do My Calf Muscles Cramp When I Run?

Causes could be muscles fatigue, dehydration or other syndromes.<p><i>Doc- Hope you can give me some advice on this. I have been experiencing cramps/spasms in my calves for about two years now. I am 43, and have been running competitively since I was 11. I never had these issues until I ran my first</i> …

Heat Stress, Plasma Volume, and the Benefits of Dehydration

Is heat training the new altitude?<p>I'm at the annual scientific meeting of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine right now -- lots of interesting talks and fun topics. My favorite from this morning was a talk in the Wilderness Medicine session called "14 Uses of a Foley Catheter," on …

Should I See My Doctor?

How to tell the difference between uncomfortable and injured.<p><i>About 6 months ago I started training for my first 5K. A couple weeks into training I was having pain in my third toe on my left foot and my foot was going numb while running. I was training about 3-5 miles four times a week. I stopped</i> …

The Brain and Physical Limits

Researchers improve endurance by applying electricity to the brain.<p>Quick follow-up on some research I blogged about a few months ago, about a Brazilian study in which they applied direct electric current to a part of the brain associated with feelings of discomfort, and found that cyclists were …

2PM to hold a 'Naver LINE' chat session and invite 20 lucky fans on set

Lee Sang Yup was shocked by Lee Kwang Soo on 'Running Man' this week.On the March 4th episode of 'Running Man', Lee Kwang Soo was back …<p>Samuel Kim …

LINKIN PARK RECHARGE - Press Event with Mike Shinoda & Joe Hahn

The Beastie Boys On Getting Arrested, Opening For Madonna, And Being Stupid

"There's a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we'd be arrested for it." This animated 1985 interview is like 12 kinds of rad.<p><b>HT Slate</b>

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