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The Warmup Lap | 3.21.12 - Running Shoes May Be Helpful (Shocking!)

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More news in the Barefoot vs. Show running debate? Of course!

Researchers in Colorado areset to publish findings that running in shoes can actually help you conserve energy.

For the past few years, proponents of barefoot running have argued that modern athletic shoes compromise natural running form. But now a first-of-its-kind study suggests that, in the right circumstances, running shoes make running physiologically easier than going barefoot.

Is Forefoot Running a “Cure” for Chronic Anterior Compartment Syndrome? | Runblogger

Pete runs through the results of a new study on CACS, and what the implications may be for runners. Pete's an asset of the running community, to be sure.

Eulace Peacock: history's greatest also-ran - Telegraph

Jesse Owens’ triumph at the 1936 Berlin Olympics enraged Hitler and made him world famous. But should another man have run instead?


"With the stakes this high, and given benign weather conditions, there is no telling how far under 2:03 we may see the marathon record fall after April 22nd. And doesn’t that make for an unparalleled spring season for us fans ... "

Movement | I just wanted the octopus (Tumblr)

Running, like writing, is a skill that must be learned, and yet the expectation is that we as humans can do both naturally. It is frustrating at hell to learn a sneaky expected skill like running or writing. Any practice feels like a sick game of catch up. But when it clicks, it clicks with a resounding, satisfying snap.

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