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Ten Valuable Running-Related Posts from December 2012

Published on January 8, 2013 By Greg

This month’s edition of the “best of the running web” features posts on goal-setting, minimalism, diet, your distance predisposition, and winter training. All the hot topics in the cold months of winter.

Stupidity About Studies – What You Can Do

Published on August 22, 2012 By Greg

Now that you know how reporters can discuss study results incorrectly, and the flaws researchers themselves make, here are some thoughts on how to better digest research results and decide whether they have a role in modifying your training approaches.

Stupidity About Studies – Design and Interpretation

Published on July 18, 2012 By Greg

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, reporters often make critical errors in reporting the results of studies, which can lead to bad decisions in the design of your training plans. However, what’s more dangerous is that even the scientists often have errors in their study, some of which are not fully disclosed. Here are specific issues to watch out for.

Stupidity About Studies – How Writers Get It Wrong

Published on June 7, 2012 By Greg

Now that we understand why studies are so important to runners, this post focuses on how the reporting of study results can go so wrong so frequently. This, in turn, can help us be smarter consumers of study results as we plan our fitness and diet regimes.

Stupidity About Studies – Why It Matters

Published on May 28, 2012 By Greg

Study results can be very influential in shaping trends in a given field, and this is particularly true in health-related topics like running. Therefore, the quality of studies matters, and here is why.