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Thanks to the folks who sent me links this week. It definitely helps me pull this together in a timely fashion. Again, as always, if you come across something that you find interesting, please send it to me. The Contact form on this site is now working again.
The Varsity: The Comeback Queen – An interview with University of Toronto runner, Megan Brown. Megan’s one of their top cross-country runners and a potential Olympic hopeful, but she’s fighting Lyme too.
Dr. Fallon publishes new findings on Inflammation and the Central Nervous System – This is a link to a PDF which, I admit , I have not read through fully. Dr. Fallon is the Director of the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. His new findings discuss the symptoms of neurologic Lyme and review experimental studies that provide insight into the possible mechanisms of inflammation following Borrelia infection and contributing risk factors.
NYTimes: Slimmer Doesn’t Always Mean Fitter – Interesting article about body weight and running. I think there are a lot of body-obsessed runners and triathletes out there that should read this. A nice quote from two-time NYC Marathon winner Tom Fleming, “‘… the perfect weight is the weight you are the day you P.B. in your event,’ referring to the time you achieve your personal best — or fastest — finish.” In other words, stop worrying about it so much.
SFGate: More exercise better in long run, study finds – Perhaps. This article is a discussion with Paul Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He’s studied over 100,000 runners and concluded that the more you run the healthier you can be. The article fails to describe how he’s studied these people so it’s a little hard to buy into his research, but it’s interesting none-the-less.