Nils Blum-Oeste

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How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Coach Jenny offers 11 tips to help runners work toward this goal.<p><i>I, like many, am very motivated to qualify for the Boston Marathon after last week’s events. I’m currently 18 minutes away from that goal. Do you have any tips for shedding twenty minutes off my marathon finish time? I’ve run four</i> …

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> …

Soreness After Long Runs: Is It My Vegetarian Diet?

I'm worried I'm not getting the right nutrition to fuel my training.<p><i>-Laura</i><p>Dear Laura,<p>Thanks for your question because it is a very important one. One of the most valuable gifts running offers us is being in touch with our bodies. We learn to recognize quickly when things aren't quite right, and …

Ultrarunners Have Longer Telomeres (Which is Good)

Signs of slower cellular aging in regular runners compared to sedentary people.<p>When it comes to telomeres, bigger is better. And that's good news for regular runners, according to new research out of Australia.<p>Telomeres are DNA strands at the end of chromosomes that, current thinking goes, work …

Telomere

Is High Volume Training Worth the Risk?

A high school cross country runner, prone to stress fractures, asks for pros and cons.<p><i>Hey,</i><p><i>I'm about to begin my summer base training and have about 16 weeks to get from the 20-35 mile range to the 70-85 mile range before my senior XC season. I trust my coach, but had a pretty bad stress fracture</i> …

The Sugary Fruit Paradox

A piece of fruit is more than the sum of its fiber and fructose.<p>Sugar is bad, but fruit is good. This seems like a contradiction, but every epidemiological study that has looked into it has found that higher levels of fruit consumption are associated with lower body weight and lower risk of …

Stay Cool, Stay Thin?

Studies test the claim that cold temps boost energy expenditure and fat loss.<p>Does sitting in a cold room help you lose weight (or avoid weight gain)? It sounds like the kind of physiologically-plausible-but-useless-in-practice tip that Tim Ferriss might offer... but over the past few years, a bit …

Body Fat

New Insight on an Old Question

Is peak athletic performance due to nature or nurture? In "The Sports Gene," David Epstein takes a deep dive.<p>David Epstein’s new book, The Sports Gene, published this week, is the book I’ve been waiting for since the early 1960s. I can’t imagine that anyone interested in sports--particularly the …