Nike’s Vaporfly 4% data sheds light on how the shoe works

August 6th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

As sports science journalist Alex Hutchinson explains, some of Nike’s research is to be taken with a grain of salt, but the implications for running shoe technology’s role in preventing injury are encouraging


Carbon monoxide as altitude simulator? Seriously?

July 18th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

File under “don’t try this at home”


New study: Why a fast start can cause a slow finish

March 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Runs & Races, Science | No Comments »

It’s hard to not get caught up in the excitement of a race start, but going out too fast can lead to a slow finish over long distances.


Heel strikers strike back – study says they have better running economy

September 9th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Heel strikers run more economically than their midfoot striker counterparts, according to a new study out of the University of León, Spain.