Around the Blogs 17/11/11

Here are some of the more interesting posts I’ve collected recently from running and exercise-science blogs.

First, an informative – and fun – infographic from Steven Sashen of Invisible Shoes. It’s a comparison of barefoot running versus running in shoes. It present the fundamentals very clearly, and so would make a good “show me” to those who are curious about barefoot running.

Second, an argument from Amby Burfoot, on his Peak Performance blog, against the possibility of a sub-2 hour marathon being set anytime soon. (The current world men’s record is 2:03:38, set by Patrick Makau at the Berlin Marathon in September.) As much as I’d like to see someone get under the two-hour mark, I have to admit that Burfoot makes some convincing arguments against it. What do you think?

And lastly, a good post from Alex Hutchinson’s Sweat Science blog, in which he looks at studies suggesting that exercise is a good way to cope with depression. There a couple of links in the post which are worth following. This is a topic near and dear to me, as I (like many runners I’ve spoken with) find that running is an excellent way of coping with “the blues,” Seasonal Affective Disorder, and depression of the more serious kind.


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