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Deciphering Lyme Disease

Though antibiotics can often clear up symptoms of Lyme disease within a few weeks, some patients experience severe symptoms like nervous system abnormalities, heart rhythm irregularities, and...

How Do I Stop Vomiting After Races?

Every time I race, I vomit immediately after crossing the finish line. I’ve read it’s because I’ve exceeded my lactate threshold, so the only way to prevent it is to increase my lactate threshold or back off. Is that true? Why does this happen to me? I don’t want to back off!

Why Babies Are the Next Big Performance-Enhancing Drug

This month, Liza Howard ran the Umstead 100-mile race in North Carolina in just over 15 hours, setting a new course record for women. She did it just six months after giving birth. And she stopped...

To Chug or Not to Chug

The human brain has a “stop mechanism” that can prevent us from drinking too much water, according to a recent brain imaging study out of The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of...

Did Nike Just Buy Running?

A lucrative long-term sponsorship deal between USA Track & Field and Nike has drawn both enthusiasm and criticism from athletes and the running community. But it might be just what the sport needs.

How Quickly Can I Get Back into Race Shape?

I signed up for a half marathon—but, oops, it's in three weeks and I haven't run in months. At this point, should I attempt any actual training, or consider it a lost cause?

Post-Run Cookie, Anyone?

After that long, strenuous workout, nothing sounds more appealing or more deserved than some tasty treat, right? Wrong. Very wrong. Runners need to think twice before consuming calories that are...

What We Don't Know About Exercise

For years, athletes, particularly those of you known to scientists as EEs (Extreme or Endurance Exercisers)—marathoners, ultramarathoners, triathletes—have tended to eat whatever you damn well...

Why Is a CrossFit Gym Suing Scientists?

CrossFit’s reputation as a workout with a pitbull personality is moving from the gym to the courtroom. A Columbus, Ohio CrossFit gym is suing the scientists behind a 2013 study, alleging the...

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