Thursday, October 4, 2012

Short-Ass Vindication

"look for impressive thermoregulation and/or small body size"
"Nutrition experts Asker Jeukendrup and Trent Stellingwerff pointed out that small runners have a relative advantage in carb-loading during competition, because it appears they can load just as many carbs as bigger runners while burning fewer calories (due to their smaller size)."

- Amby Burfoot on the likely characteristics of a sub-2 hour marathoner


  1. Well, at least I have that going for me! Though, I think elites that are 5'0" probably weight like 90 lbs.

  2. Haha, you know I was looking at Desiree Davila's stats the other day - she is 5'1 and 97 pounds! Still, makes me happy that height/leg length is not THAT much of a factor in distance running!