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in: ebuckley; ebuckley > 2015-11-27

Nov 28, 2015 1:23 PM # 
matzah ball:
Sorry for your pain. As an aside, after this dies down, it might be time to introduce some strength/flexibility stuff into your training.
Nov 29, 2015 2:50 AM # 
Yeah, I've heard that but, as an actuary I'd like to see some empirical evidence that it helps. The low resistance PT-type stuff has been proven and I do it every day (which is why I don't bother logging it). However, I've not seen much that even correlates, much less demonstrates a causal link between general flexibility and/or strength training and success in running (and a very big part of success is avoiding injury). I'm not saying it has no value; just that it doesn't make you a better runner.

All that said, I do plan to do more resistance training while in grad school because it is a quicker way to get a workout in.
Nov 29, 2015 2:09 PM # 
matzah ball:
Well, PT is both strength and flex to a degree, though as you say not very intenese. No evidence, I suppose, except that countless elite runners do it. I would be interested in hearing of ones that dont, I'm sure there are some isolated examples. Some ultrarunners, likely. In my case, it may not make me a better runner, though i suspect it does, but it definitively keeps me from turning weak and brittle and twisting broken in the wind.
Nov 30, 2015 12:08 AM # 
We're obviously talking two different things. Almost no elite distance runners do serious strength or flexibility training by the definition that I am using. Obviously, you are using a different definition, which probably encompasses what I do every night before going to bed.
Nov 30, 2015 1:53 AM # 
matzah ball:
wth kind of definition are you using? hulk hogan and the pretzel lady? whats your bedtime routine? Its not like you to keep an significant element of your training to yourself. Coming soon 'The Heretofore Untold Secrets Behind E.B.'s Success'

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