Sunday, February 10, 2008

An Ideal Running Weight? Maybe. Maybe not.

We buy racing flats to save a few grams in weight so we can possibly shave a couple seconds per mile off our finishing times. So it goes to follow that many of us can be a bit obsessive about our body weight as well. If we can just get down to 4 percent body fat, all our dreams will be realized: we'll fly up the hills like angels, descend like Tour riders, and have the foot speed of Bernard Lagat. At least that's how the reasoning goes. Yet, is that really the case? Maybe yes, and maybe no. Check out this great article on Running Times online that goes over the potential benefits and pitfalls of the quest for the ideal racing weight - whatever that might be (story).

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