Review: Anatomy for Runners

Cover of "Anatomy for Runners"I’m in the middle of a crazy busy couple of weeks right now with traveling over 20,000 miles in a little over a month.  Consequently, my posts may be a little shorter than usual for a while.  But one post that I’ve been meaning to get out for some time is my review of Jay Dicharry’s Anatomy for Runners, which I think should be on the bookshelves of every older runner or multisport athlete out there.  Because time is of the essence in my life right now, I’ll keep this review short and sweet. Continue reading

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Off-Season Rehab with Blood Injections

The Boot

As I noted in a recent post, I’ve been building up my running mileage recently.  Now suddenly I voluntarily underwent a procedure on my left foot that has me in an Aircast boot for the next week with a gradual recovery to running.  Best of all, I get to repeat it all in three weeks on my right foot.  Why the heck would I do this?  The answer: I want to race better and with less pain in 2015. Continue reading

Older Athletes and Avoiding Statins

PrevaliteApparently, I did a lousy job at choosing my parents.  Sorry mom and dad, but the genes you gave me left me with a tendency to naturally develop high levels of LDL cholesterol.  As we all know, this is a bad thing.  My cardiologist originally recommended over and again that I should be on statins, which I dreaded because of their effect on athletic performance.  Here’s what I did instead. Continue reading

A Poor Duathlete’s Recovery Pump

LX7 RevitapumpA few months ago, I blogged about CEP Clone compression gear.  Compression garments are what most runners and duathletes think of when they hear term “compression.”  Technically, it’s “passive compression” because it’s just a garment that isn’t doing anything “active” to remove lymph and improve circulation.  There’s another much faster form of compression called “active compression” made famous by companies like Normatec, which makes compression gear that cost about as much as a pair of high-end Zipp race wheels.  Being a cheapskate, I found a cheaper alternative.

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