Can Endurance Training Be Bad For You?
You might have come across some articles recently that question whether endurance type events like marathon or ultra-marathon running can do more harm than good.
Although the research evidence is mixed, a recent large study following over 40,000 older men over 20 years help to reassure us that vigorous exercise doesn’t seem to do any harm – including running for over 5 hours a week.
In fact, the group that ran for over 5 hours a week had the lowest risk of developing cardiovascular disease. I’ve written a more in-depth and comprehensive review of this subject and recent research on my blog.
I’ve also been discussing this on my regular spot on the runrunlive podcast. My section starts at 7:05min
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