I ran one… FOR SCIENCE!
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So maybe we can’t outrun cheetahs or antelope, but humans are uniquely adapted for long distance running. What does science have to say about marathon running? To find out, (and because I was feeling a little crazy) I decided to run one!
Here’s what I discovered about the science of long distance running
Endurance running adaptations:
For more on the science and evolution of distance running, from training plans to cellular physiology, check out Tim Noakes’ “The Lore of Running” and Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run”
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