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The Warmup Lap | 5.14.12 - DNA and Distance Running, and 104-Year Old Running Form Advice

My DNA test shows I have fast-twitch muscle fibers | 5ksAndCabernets

Turns out, 23andMe has been offering DNA testing services since November 2007 and by 2011, it had accumulated a database of more than 100,000 people. Yet few of those people were black people, so the genetics testing company had little information about the traits and DNA profiles of African-Americans. So 23andMe put out an ad soliciting the DNA samples from black people. Free of charge. I saw that ad. Sent in a sample and got my results back about a month later.

My buddy Kevin, doing the journo thing and getting his DNA tested. Pretty cool stuff.


Pete at Runblogger has come across a book from 1908 covering (among other things) running form and shoes. Click through and check out the passages he's embedded -- really cool stuff.


U.S. exercises half as much as it should |

Shocking news, really.


What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong | dailymile community blog

A good five-step procedure for when the wheels come off.


Lastly, the JFK 50 Miler has reached its field limit after being open for twelve (12) days.