Friday Five: Reading About Running—Dec 6, 2013

Tying running shoe

Image via Canadian Running.

My weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

Switching shoes every few days prevents injury, Canadian Running
It has long be heard among running circles that having two or three pairs of kicks to switch out every few days will fight off overuse injuries, but it had never been studied until now.

Having a few beers after a run is actually as effective as water in aiding in recovery, Dr. Nick’s Running Blog
The researchers found that drinking the light beer with added salts produced the greatest benefits and didn’t put athletes at great risk of further dehydration, something that can occur with higher-strength beers.

The Truth About Working Out Twice a Day, MapMyFitness
Two-a-day workouts can be especially useful, and if used wisely, might lead to safer more effective training,

When In Doubt, Choose C, 9run
Bombarded by all this data and varying opinions, how does one manage to sort through the haze and figure out which ones should be ignored and which ones we can use to help us become better?

What is Runner’s High? Run Dream Achieve
Well you could ask 100 different runners what is runners high and you may just get 100 different answers.

 Your Turn

Do you rotate between running different pairs of running shoes?  Do you have specific shoes for different type of workouts—e.g. speedwork or long runs)?

About Yuri

I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
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One Comment

  1. Great links, thanks for sharing. I haven’t been rotation out my shoes for running but have been using my Barefoot Merrells for cross training at the gym.

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