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Weekly Moment of Endurance Loaded Zen – August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012

Everyone loves a good infographic!

Running a Marathon? Load Up on Fat – Washingtonian
New research suggests carb-loading before a race isn’t the best way to energize.

Science settles some decades-old debates about the best way to swim – Michael Ann Dobbs
For all the swimmers out there, you’ve probably been taught one way over another based on the decade you took up the sport. Some interesting thoughts on technique.

Nerves? What Nerves? – 6 Inches
“Your heart is racing. Your hands are clammy. You can hear your heart echoing through your ears and pounding against your rib cage. Your stomach spins in circles. In moments, people expect to start your performance, executing technique like it was “any other event.” Somehow, you need to find a way to overcome your nerves…”

Western States 100 – Low Carber Wins Ultramarathon – Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek Study – Me and My Diabetes
“Earlier this summer, Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek, authors of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, headed to the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, to study how runners in this grueling race fared, literally, for they were checking how the athletes performed, AND how they ate…”


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