In the world of running, trends come and go, but some have the power to shape the future of the sport. From the growing focus on recovery and self-care to the controversial debate around trail running and mega events, there is no shortage of topics to explore. In this interview with ChatGPT*, a cutting-edge AI language model, we delve into the latest trends and hot-button issues in running, and discuss the potential impact of technology on performance optimization. But beyond the data and analytics, we also touch on a more fundamental question: what does it mean to find joy in running, and how can we strike a balance between the pursuit of excellence and the intrinsic value of the sport? Join us on this thought-provoking journey into the heart of running, and discover what the future might hold for this enduring passion.
«This Is Why They All Hate Running» — Göran Winblad, YouTube «The Desire to Quit is Normal. Here’s What We Do About It.» — Steve Magness, The Science of Running «What public health gets wrong by focusing on weight» — Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times «What really matters when choosing an athletic shoe, according to experts» — Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN «Ready to Tackle the Trails? Start Here» — Emily Halnon, Women’s Running «I’m Never Going to Be Fast Again, but I’m Still in Love with Running» — Cait Chock, Outside Magazine «Apple WatchOS 9 Running Power Comparison & Tests!» — DC Rainmaker, YouTube «How Much Data Is Too Much?» — Ashley Mateo, Trail Runner Magazine Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.
«THE COLORADO CRUSH: 63 Days of Endurance | Ultra Running Documentary» — The Audacious Report, YouTube «British endurance runner wins 22-mile race against horse» — Sana Noor Haq, CNN «Your Watch Doesn’t Know How Much Recovery You Need» — Alex Hutchinson, Trail Runner Magazine «Differences in stress response between two altitudes assessed by salivary cortisol levels within circadian rhythms in long-distance runners» — Katsuhiko Tsunekawa, Kazumi Ushiki, Larasati Martha, Asuka Nakazawa, Rika Hasegawa, Risa Shimizu, Nozomi Shimoda, Akihiro Yoshida, Kiyomi Nakajima, Takao Kimura & Masami Murakami, Scientific Reports «Beyond Pasta: The New Rules of Carb Loading» — Scott Tindal, Women’s Running «New! Strava is now your go-to for all things trail» — The Strava Club Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.
While it’s true you don’t need any tech or gadgets to run, there are a lot of them out there that are fun to use or can provide you with data, motivating insights or that can enrich your workout. I’ve come across three gadgets and new technologies lately that caught my attention — and that I’d like to briefly introduce to you. Whoop 4.0 Description: the Whoop 4.0 is a fitness tracker that collects data about recovery, strain and sleep performance. «From these figures, it offers advice on how you should balance your training and rest to achieve peak athletic performance,» Harry Bullmore writes on LiveScience. What sounds like any other fitness tracker on the market, has its USPs: the band itself is screenless, IP68 dustproof and water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters for two hours. The lack of GPS might be another con for some of us, but on the data sight the Whoop is showing off, as «it is the multi-dimensional approach to calculating recovery that is the jewel in the Whoop …
«I think most people aren’t aware of how much cheating goes on in marathons.» Were you aware? I wasn’t. But Derek Murphy, an independent marathon investigator, should know. He recently took particular care to examine the case of Jane Seo, a food and fitness writer in New York City. She finished second among the women in Sunday’s Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon in 1 hour and 21 minutes, a blazing 6:15 mile. But she cheated.