Jeff Snyder-Reinke

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Will Running Too Much Kill You?

The annual look at the current state of the evidence.<p>Let me start with a simple truth: there <b>is</b> such a thing as "too much" running. This is just common sense. If your goal is to optimize health, there will come a point where running an extra 5 miles per week doesn't make you healthier in any …

How Your Thoughts Affect Your Running Efficiency

Positive feedback produces improvements in running economy.<p>This is one of those studies that seems simple and even a bit silly, but actually has something quite profound to say. Researchers at UNLV recruited 20 experienced runners, divided them into two groups, and measured their running economy …

Hard-Easy Training

“Polarized training” is a fancy new name for a basic old concept—train either at low or high intensity, but keep the moderate training time between …

365 Reasons to Party Every Day

<i>In 1949, we printed Esquire's Handbook for Hosts, a guide to eating, drinking, and being merry with friends in your own home. Here, because being a good host is just as important today, we present an except. Read, learn, enjoy.</i><p>There's an excuse to throw a party for every day of the year, and every …

Yes You Can: Run an Ultramarathon

Any ultrarunner will tell you each step past 26.2 miles is transcendental. “It’s a willingness to get really uncomfortable for self-enlightenment,” says ultra coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, who ran his first 50-miler in 2005 after seeing “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes speak at the Nike Women’s …

Beet Juice: How Much and When?

A new study explores the dose-response curve of the endurance booster.<p>Beet juice is the big endurance-boosting sensation of the past few years. But how much, exactly, do you need? How much does it help? When should you take it? And how long does it last? We've got questions, and a new paper in the</i> …

Is Your Injury Caused by Pace or Distance?

Study categorizes the most likely contributor to common running injuries.<p>You've probably heard that many running injuries stem from "training errors," or increasing mileage or intensity too quickly. Is it possible to fine-tune that admittedly broad diagnosis? Is it possible to categorize running …

Volume Is Good

Training volume is the ultrarunner’s top concern. Without a solid endurance foundation those 50-mile, 100k, and 100+ mile races will be extremely …

Beet Juice Benefits

IN 2010, OLYMPICmarathoner Ryan Hall boldly predicted that he was going to be the first American in nearly 30 years to win the Chicago Marathon. A month before the event, however, he not only dropped the race from his competition schedule, but he was forced to cancel his entire season due to …

The rise of the ultramarathon

The red, sandy mass of the Simpson Desert stretches across 68,100 square miles of Australia's Northern Territory, extending over state borders into …