"The evolution of eccrine sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates"
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How well does the reporting fact-check?
From "Born to Run":
"But what surprised Dr. Marti … was the fact that the most common variable among the casualties wasn't training surface, running speed, weekly mileage, or "competitive training motivation." It wasn't even body weight, or a history of previous injury: it was the price of the shoe." page 172
From Dr Marti's report:
"Occurrence of jogging injuries was independently associated with higher weekly mileage (P < 0.001), history of previous running injuries (P < 0.001), and competitive training motivation (P = 0.03)."
"Injuries were not significantly related to race running speed, training surface, characteristics of running shoes, or relative weight."
Perhaps, somewhere, Dr. Marti did in-fact express surprise about "the most common variable" — whatever that means.
However, at-best Christopher McDougall seems to have chosen not to report conclusions that could have helped some runners avoid injury.
Extended use of the noble savage trope mixed with iconoclastic views on brands like Nike might make the reader feel like they’ve entered a fresh new world. And yet I found zero value for someone who wants to improve his capacity as a runner/athlete.
The author is a good storyteller but that’s where it ends.
If one is interested in tearing down current sporty world views, might I suggest going after the HIT fad?
"Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed"
To clarify: I mean specifically the over-emphasis on intensity by amateurs for competitions longer than a few minutes.
But, the current spike is probably going to go away.
Couldn't find material on that, still looking
There is actually a hypothesis related to this called the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, but (IMHO) it seems to go too far.
"Rewards of Scavenging … I spent about seven months simulating passive scavenging by waiting until the carnivores had eaten their fill and moved off, and then documenting how much meat and marrow was left on carcasses. … An entire zebra carcass could yield almost 15 kilograms of meat in scraps of various sizes."
"Meat-Eating Among the Earliest Humans" Briana Pobiner, March-April 2016, Volume 104, Number 2, Page 110.
My answer to low energy is coffee. Do stupid things faster (c)!
>> The Tarahumara word for themselves, Rarámuri, means "runners on foot" or "those who run fast" in their native tongue according to some early ethnographers like Norwegian Carl Lumholtz, though this interpretation has not been fully agreed upon. With widely dispersed settlements, these people developed a tradition of long-distance running up to 200 miles (320 km) in one session, over a period of two days through their homeland of rough canyon country, for inter-village communication, transportation, and hunting.
"Instead of sports clothes and running shoes, she is dressed in a skirt and a pair of sandals with soles made from recycled tire rubber."
This is described in detail in the above mentioned book, which is a very good read.