OMM 2: State of (and History) of The #Podcast, Plus The Value of an Open Mind ow.ly/qSL550OxL5e @GenUcan
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I really enjoyed the discussion of American vs African runners. Interesting that Lucho mentioned diet first, since in contrast to typical EP discussion, the African diet is plant based and very high carb. Typical all through Africa, Asia, the Americas, basically anywhere with limited exposure to Western culture and money. The Blue Zones are an interesting example of what that diet can do with some basic health care and less stress. Loved the discussion on high school athletics. My niece just started XC as a freshman with no running experience and streaked to the top. I watched the "flog them hard, flog them often" coaching first hand. I can't say anything though, I just have to watch for the inevitable injuries and burnout.
Along with the doping among the Kenyans, I've wondered about doping in the age grouper ranks. I've read that most doping goes on with regular guys in the gym crowd who just want a particular physique, even without money on the line. I've wondered about it in endurance racing. When I see $10K bikes racked on $50K SUVs at races, I wonder, what's another thousand to get on the gear? There have been some recent articles in Velo news: http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/12/news/age-g…
What do you two think?