First let us say a big “Thank You” to everyone who has asked questions, posted comments, and contributed to the debates here at the Science of Sport. We have had an incredibly positive reaction to our posts on the Chicago Marathon, and many relevant and good questions were asked in the wake of those posts. […]
Fluid, heat & thermoregulation
Recent marathon running news has been dominated by the Chicago Marathon and the heat which forced the closure of the race at around 11h30. There has been a great deal of reaction to this, with many people suggesting that even attempting to run in such conditions was “suicidal”. Take this quote from one particularly scathing […]
Exercise in the heat
Craig Mottram was one of the “hot” (excuse the pun) favourites for the Men’s 5000m final at the recent IAAF World Championships in Athletics. As we all know by now, he finished 13th out of a field of 14, who ran the race in the slowest time in Championship history! Hardly the performance of a […]
How much should I drink during exercise
One of our great interests is fluid replacement during exercise. In fact, Jonathan got his PhD looking specifically at this question, and my own work included two studies on the effects of the heat on performance, so this is something of a life’s work for both of us. So in the coming weeks, we’ll give […]
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