The Science of Running


Distance running is a simple sport. You just put one foot in front of the other for as long as possible. That being said, there is a lot of science involved in distance running. Chemistry, biology, biomechanics and a host of other sciences play a huge role on how your body creates the energy required for running, how your muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues work together to move your body and how your body and mind react to distance running fatigue.


Here we offer information and useful tips on the science of running.


AMPK - Your Personal Fitness Manager

Did you know you had a hidden manager that controls your training?



Timing Your Workouts


Compression Tights

Do they really help your performance and recovery?


Creatine and Distance Running

Does creatine supplementation improve your running performance?


Does Temperature Affect Your Marathon Running Performance?

What are the best marathon running conditions?


HGH - Your Fat Burning Fuel Additive

Burn more fat


How to Use Heart Rate Training to Improve Your Running Performance

Is heart rate training an effective technique?


Lactic Acid and Running

It's really not debateable any more


The Basics of Lactic Acid

Lactic acid actually helps you run


MCT 1 - Lactic Acid's Best Friend

How MCT 1 helps you beat running fatigue


Don't Let Your Slow Component Slow You Down

Less slow means more fast


Distance Running Training Zones 101

All about the four primary distance running training intensity or zones


VO2 Max 101

The basics of VO2 Max


VO2 Max and tlimvVO2 Max

The best predictors of running performance


Who Determines Your Running Pace?

Do you set your own pace or does your CNS do it for you?

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