Running Physiology

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Kenyan runner’s dramatic finish. But is it an “insult” & “slavery”?

2014-05-01: A dramatic video of a Kenyan marathon runner staggering to the finish line sparked criticism and debate. I discuss the physiology & medical dilemma of…

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Central governor and lactate mythology: Video interviews

2013-05-29: Coach Bobby McGee interviews Ross about the myth of lactate and what it means for coaches and…

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The low-carb, high fat diet debate and deviant thinking

2013-02-17: Deviant thinking is a crucial driver of progress, but there's a point where it becomes extreme and unnecessarily polarizing. Balance and complexity are…

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Vibram shoes named in lawsuit: The danger of barefoot running

2012-03-31: I received this link from a reader yesterday, which explains how Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC are part of a lawsuit where it…

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Barefoot Kilimanjaro: Mission Accomplished – Video diaries

2012-02-01: On Saturday, 29 January, at 12.45 South Africa time, our entire team of six barefoot climbers (that’s me on the right – pics of the…

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The Barefoot Kilimanjaro Challenge

2012-01-21: Only 3 days to go before I jet off to Kilimanjaro to tackle Africa’s highest summit, and the world’s highest free-standing mountain…barefoot… Let me start…

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The Barefoot running round-table discussion from UKSEM

2011-11-29: At the 2011 UKSEM conference, Ross chaired a roundtable on barefoot running. Here's what…

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Barefoot running – the safe neutral ground

2010-06-01: Thanks to everyone for the lively discussion on the .  It certainly stimulated much more debate than I could keep up with, especially while travelling…

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Barefoot running and injuries

2010-05-29: About four months ago, we did a lengthy series on barefoot running, which began with  looking at how habitual barefoot runners’ mechanics different from shod…

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