Monthly Archives: December 2011

Running Statistics Infographic

I have just been reading/ looking at this fantastic running statistics infographic from mp3 running. It has some interesting running facts from the year 2011:-

  • The average number of running shoes purchased by men was 3.9 pairs and women 2.9 pairs
  • The average run miles each week for men was 27.2 and women 21.9
  • The average days run each week was 4.3 for men anf 4 for  women
  • The average body mass index for men runners was 24.4 and women runners 22.9
  • The average weight of male runners was 172.9 pound and the average for women was 137.6 lbs
  • Another interesting running statistic was that Men runners are more likely to run with a spouse than women runners

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The Most Popular Performance Enhancing Drug In Sports

The most popular performance enhancing drug in sports is Caffeine. Caffeine has been proven to increase the number of fatty acids circulating in the bloodstream, which enables people to run or pedal longer.

As a result, caffeine, which is legal under International Olympic Committee rules, is the most popular drug in sports. More than two-thirds of about 20,680 Olympic athletes studied for a recent report had caffeine in their urine, with use highest among triathletes, cyclists and rowers.

Caffeine Increases Endurance In Running & Cycling

Scientists and many athletes have known for years, of course, that a cup of coffee before a workout jolts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling.

Caffeine Benefits in Weight Training & Muscle Building

Caffeine reduces adenosine levels, “which then enables more forceful muscular contractions and delays fatigue.

Caffeine Benefits in Soccer & Football

In a study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, soccer players dribbled, headed and kicked the ball more accurately if they’d had caffeine than if they hadn’t.

For More details check out the source: New York Times Health Reports

2011 Las Vegas Marathon Pictures : Photos

Over 40,000 runners hit the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night for the sold out 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and half Marathon, this was the largest night time race in the world.

With the race being held at night, you have to assume it was difficult taking pictures. Night pictures don’t look great unless you have descent camera and you are an equally talented photo taker.

I managed to find some awesome pictures from 2011 Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon.

Kate Gosselin at 2011 Las Vegas marathon. Picture courtesy of

For collection of photos from 2011 Las Vegas blog check out this hungry runner girl blog. She also has well written race report of her 2011 Las Vegas half marathon.