Science

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I’m a pretty curious guy and always want to know everything about a topic. So I’m also very interested in the science of running from the fundamentals to the newest insights. So I will also try to bring you the latest science news and knowledge around the running world.

Running Science

The following articles summarize some of the research that has been done in the field of running. I hope it helps you understand the basics of exercise science and the facts behind the runner’s high.

5 Exciting Facts You Need to Know About the Runner’s High
5 Reasons Why Supercompensation Is Important
The Minimal Running Debatte: What Do You Think?
Why Running Faster Shouldn’t Be Your Top Priority
Pros And Cons Of Barefoot Running

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Human Body

We are natural born runners. Our body is optimized by millions of years of evolution and humans are the best endurance athletes in the animal world. I’m interested in the biological and anthropological facts that highlight our running abilities:

The Human Foot: A Marvel of Nature

Data Analytics

In my everyday job I’m a Software Engineer and thus interested in analyze and present data. I especially love to grind some knowledge out of data sets like race results. I started this year with some marathon results analytics of the Chicago and New York City marathons. Read about it in these posts:

New York Marathon Analytics: What We Learned From The 2016 Results
Infographic: Chicago Marathon 2016 In Numbers

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Hundreds or thousands of runners in a race and you are in the middle. And someone has to finish last. If you fear it will be you, this post is a must read.
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I just love running. That's why in 2018 it's my 10 year anniversary in this great sport. I've learned and tried so much along this great journey. Here's a list of 101 things you should do in your running year that I gathered in the past decade of running. Have fun!
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You might know why you got running shoes and started running. But why do humans run in general and why is it so popular? This posts provides some answers.
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A DNF's a DNF. Nothing changes the fact that you then failed to finish the race you started. I had my first DNF on my first 100k race. Here's what I learned
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