Here’s a great explanation of the science of marathon running by Joe Hanson of PBS Digital’s It’s OK To Be Smart.
26.2 miles of awesome human evolution. So maybe we can’t outrun cheetahs or antelope, but humans are uniquely adapted for long distance running. To find out why (and because I was feeling a little crazy) I decided to run a marathon! Here’s what I discovered about the science of long distance running
Endurance running adaptations (Wikipedia)
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