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February 6, 2019

6 things I once thought about running that I no longer believe


1) That I should buy new running shoes every 200-300 miles regardless of how much they'd worn down

2) That I should value maximum shock absorption over all other parameters when it came to choosing running shoes

3) That interval training was required in order to run distances fast

4) That carb loading the night before long races (half-marathon/marathon) improved performance

5) That weight training to increase upper body strength improved distance running performance

6) That stretching before a workout or race was a must

February 6, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


1 and 6 really surprised me, even though I am by no means a runner, I thought it was super important to stretch (and to replace shoes frequently).

Posted by: Tracey Davidson | Feb 7, 2019 11:58:24 AM

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.” (But that’s the way to bet.)

According to Ronald Bailey scientific knowledge is growing by a factor of ten every 50 years and half of what scientists may have known about a particular subject will be wrong or obsolete in 45 years.[1]



== PT

Posted by: PT | Feb 6, 2019 2:54:11 PM

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