Grandma’s Marathon 2016: How much did the heat slow your time? A statistical analysis

Photo: Drew Geraets The 40th annual Grandma’s Marathon was held this past weekend in Duluth, Minnesota.  Grandma’s is a staple of the Midwest marathon scene and is perennially praised as one of the best races in America.  The point-to-point course is a beautiful route that starts in the north woods of Two Harbors and follows … Read more

How to break the marathon world record in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Welcome to our special coverage of the “World’s Fastest Marathon” presented by Johnson & Johnson, I’m host Tim Hutchings here with co-commentator Stuart Storey, broadcasting live from beautiful Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Conditions could hardly be better—as we approach our 8 p.m. start time, the temperature has sunk to a chilly 36° Fahrenheit, and there’s … Read more

How much easier is running on an AlterG? Developing equal-intensity curves for anti-gravity treadmill running

Have you ever run on an AlterG? Once firmly in the realm of space-age gadgetry only available to professional athletes, AlterG anti-gravity treadmills seem to be cropping up everywhere nowadays.  College athletic departments, physical therapy offices, and even the occasional high school are purchasing AlterGs for their widely lauded ability to allow runners and other … Read more

Designing a general strength circuit for distance runners

Weights, general strength circuits, plyometrics, and hip/core strength exercises all have their place in the training of a distance runner.  Today, I’d like to focus on general strength circuitsspecifically.  Each word in that phrase has a particular meaning.  General means not specific. i.e. not exercises that are very similar to running or that involve running.  … Read more

Loss of leg coordination while running as a task-specific focal dystonia distinct from runner’s dystonia: an executive summary of findings

Loss of leg coordination while running as a task-specific focal dystonia distinct from runner’s dystonia An executive summary of findings on loss of leg coordination while running John Davis For the full article, click here. This article is also available as a downloadable PDF  Loss of leg coordination while running is the working term for … Read more