Roundups

Ryan reads a lot every month. At the end of the month, he shares 2-3 highlights of what he’s been reading.

Low carb? Think again

I’ve already covered ad nauseum my thoughts on low carb training for performance (there’s more if you want to search for it). However, are there any concerns beyond running performance?

As it turns out, yes. Note: I’m linking to a tweet because reading Trent’s reply to his tweet is very important.

Standing or jogging recoveries?

You’re doing an interval workout. Do you jog your recoveries or stand?

This has long been a debate in the running world. I’ve honestly leaned toward the “depends on the goals of the workout” philosophy. I don’t necessarily have any evidence to support that but it makes sense that, for some workouts, you want to keep moving while you want to take full rest for some others.

Running tech can take a toll

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the toll tech can take on many people, from teenagers who see impossible to live up to images and suffer self esteem issues to terrible stories of trolling and misinformation campaigns, these are just a few of the serious issues that I can think of off the top of my head.

Well, runners aren’t immune to this, even on sites designed by athletes, for athletes. Even tech that is designed to make us healthier.

Let’s start with a couple stories about that which I hope will serve as reminders to make sure you are using your tech to benefit you, not being used by the tech for the benefit of the tech company or others.

You can train your tendons

We all know running is good for many body parts. Runners have stronger muscles, greater bone density, even contrary to popular non-runners’ belief, healthier joints.

But what about the tendons? There’s been a lack of evidence that runners have stronger (or stiffer, a good thing) tendons than non-runners.

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