* “Six fitness myths — busted.” These might not be surprises, but #2 (running is not bad for your knees) may be of particular relevance to Run Oregon readers.
* As far as heart attack risk goes, is it better to be skinny and out-of-shape or not-so-skinny and in shape? It may not be fair, but a study of Swedish men suggests that being skinny and out-of-shape still results in a lower heart attack risk than being not-so-skinny and in shape.
* Here’s a sad story about a very good runner who’s discovered that she’s allergic not only to wheat, peanuts, eggs, and shrimp, but other unknown foods . . . and as testing continues, she has to give up coffee for a week! (I’m not a coffee drinker, but I can imagine it’s hard to give up.) All this to eliminate whatever is inflaming her system so she can get back to her usual running.
* If you could take a pill that provided the health benefits of exercising, would you pop the pill and abandon running? Maybe not . . . .
* Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s book, Eat and Run, is available for only $2.99 right now as a Kindle ebook at Amazon.com!