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Interesting new review by German researchers in the journal Pain on pain perception in athletes, aggregating the results of 15 previous studies (abstract here ; press release here ). Some key insights: Athletes clearly have higher pain tolerance than the general population. That's a correlation, but what about causation? Does hard training increase your pain tolerance, or do naturally tough bastards tend to take up sports? There's no clear answer, but a strong hint comes from one 12-week study of non-athletes in which aerobic training significantly increased their pain tolerance. It could be a mix of both factors, though. These measurements of pain tolerance aren't taken during or immediately after exercise. It's well known that exercise helps you block out pain, but these are measurements of "baseline" pain tolerance, independent of adrenaline and endorphins and so on. Wh...

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strategypage.com 27 May '12, 12pm

May 27, 2012: Iran is at war, and has been for decades. But their weapons are not the conventional tanks, warplanes and sh...

Pollution Puts Athletes At Risk | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 26 May '12, 4pm

I am on a new fitness kick and as such, my daughter has convinced me to start taking spinning classes. I prefer to exercis...

Sweat Science: via @RunnersWorld

Here's a neat study, just published in Cell Metabolism , whose results I wouldn't have guessed in advance. Take two groups...

RunBlogger reports study = heavier BMI runners have fewer injuries

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runblogger.com 29 May '12, 12am

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Motivation Monday! Does music keep you motivated while running? This blogger says “Yes!” #fcm2012 #whatmovesyou

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runaddicts.net 28 May '12, 2pm

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! You either love it or hate it. But do the benefits outweigh the...

Beastly Training! via @runfastermommy #beastmode

Beastly Training! via @runfastermommy #beastmode

runfastermommy.com 24 May '12, 6pm

A few days ago, I read that it took last year's VT Spartan Beast female winner 3:45:xx ish to finish the race. A 12 mile r...