How smoking helps marathoners (and more bad research)

December 5th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can’t always take the results of medical studies at face value.


Is the post-marathon “cold/cough” really an allergic reaction?

December 1st, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A study of London Marathon participants finds a surprisingly high prevalence of allergy symptoms.


Training your fingers and toes to withstand cold

November 27th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Tips | No Comments »

After prolonged exposure to cold, fingers and toes hurt less — but that’s not necessarily good news.


The case against antioxidant vitamins

November 19th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A new review assesses 23 studies suggesting that antioxidant supplements may actually block some of the benefits of training.


Marathons and the female heart

November 15th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A new study offers encouraging news for female runners — unlike their male counterparts.


More on Chris McDougall’s barefoot running article

November 8th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Clearing the air on some differences of opinion and fact.


“The one true way to run?”

November 5th, 2011 by Alex Hutchinson | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Chris McDougall is a great advocate for running, but the shoes vs. barefoot debate is more nuanced than he acknowledges.