Thursday, 4 July 2013

run slower run further?

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, July 04, 2013 with 1 comment

"Ultramarathons are an up and coming sport where participants run for multiple days straight, covering hundreds of kilometers, climbing up to 40 m high over the terrain. At first glance, this might sound like an excruciating way to tear up your body all weekend, but results from a study showed that participants were taxing their bodies up to 30% less at the 200 mile mark than at the 100. Exhaustion plays a big role in this. Participants that went the full distance were about 4 minutes per mile slower than their counterparts who did half the distance. It appears that “slow and steady” really does have advantages in a race setting."

... see http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/breakthroughs/when-running-200-miles-is-easier-on-your-body-than-running-100-15632972

1 comment:

  1. Can't disagree with those thoughts. That's why I gave up fast stuff, hurts too much.

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