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In mid 2015 Runner's Tribe was given permission to re-publish and offer content suggestions to Inside Science which is an editorially independent non-profit science news service run out of the American Institute of Physics and supported by a coalition of underwriters. RT has been following their stories and articles for...
The low-down: Altitude Training Talk with Dr Philo Saunders Runner’s Tribe took the opportunity to quiz AIS senior physiologist, leading Canberra-based coach and 3:41 1500m man Philo Saunders all about the use of high altitude training systems. Philo has experience with such matters, undertaking research into altitude training, more specifically ‘using...
New research shows how movement may keep synovial fluid in cartilage. Originally published: Nov 2 2015 - 12:00pm By: Charles Q. Choi, Contributor   (Inside Science) -- The human body is able to act like a well-oiled machine because liquid fills its joints. Now researchers are shedding light on how physical activity might...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The calf muscles (gastrocnemius muscles) of the average runner do a serious amount of work. They simultaneously work to propel us forward (driving up a hill for example) as well as slowing us down (during a descent for example). Strong calves are vital. Being...
Published for Inside Science, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 15:45 © 2016 American Institute of Physics By Rebecca Boyle, Contributor for Inside Science (Inside Science) -- As the world's fiercest competitors gather this week in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, athletes and coaches will use every strategy they can to gain...
A column by David McNeill Too often in my career, I have walked off the track querying my performances; wondering why I ran so poorly when training pointed to something better…or wondering how on earth I ran as fast as I did when preparations had been poor. The latter scenario...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. By Sam Burke, Veterinarian, BVMS. Lonely on those long runs? Want a training partner who doesn’t speak? Sounds awesome right! A well-trained dog might be just what you are after. But buyers beware, not many dogs can handle long runs over hilly terrain, on...
Natural sleep patterns can greatly impact athletic success. Originally published: Jan 29 2015 - 1:30pm By: Chris Gorski, Senior Editor (Inside Science) – When game time rolls around, athletes must produce the best possible performance no matter when the competition starts or when they prefer to rise and shine. But according to...
By Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe There is a certain comfort in doing something when injured. Most athletes are familiar with ice, tape, therabands, strengthening exercises, balance plates, water-running belts, and I even have a repurposed dogball. Each of these tools help to provide structure for rehabilitation and a physiotherapist...
The Importance of Taking Breaks from Training: A Column By Amity Delaney As athletes, our love for running and our desire to succeed can often cause us to keep pushing our body and training when we should perhaps be taking a break to let our bodies and minds properly recover....