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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Drinking enough on our runs, especially in hot & humid conditions, is crucial. But what is the health impact? And how to hydrate correctly? Learn it here.
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There are so many great resources out there on the internet. This is also true when it comes to running. Here are the running websites I use the most.
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The further you run the more it's not only a physical but also a mental challenge. But how do you train mentally for these challenges? Learn it in this post
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I started running in 2008 with the ambitious goal of running a sub 2h half marathon within 6 months after being inactive for years. Here‘s how I‘ve done it.
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Running shouldn't be a thing you do for a month. If you want to reap all the benefits and achieve awesome feats, you should think long term. Here's how.
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The marathon is not just a distance, but also a myth. I strongly suggest you to run a marathon at least once in your life. Here's how it's done.
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To close the series on running injuries, this last post focuses on another typical overuse injury. Learn all about Achilles tendinitis in this article.
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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commong running injuries and can bother you for months. Learn in this post how to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
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