You Don’t Need a Method

Someone recently asked me whether we need a special method for learning how to run. It was a rhetorical question, as the person was making a point that running is natural for our species and the world class distance runners learned “without a special method.” But actually it’s a fair question. I firmly believe there … Read more

Usain Bolt, Symmetry, and Speed

A few days ago the New York Times carried an article about new research showing Usain Bolt has unusually asymmetrical gait for a world-class sprinter. How do we square this with his extraordinary performance and what does it mean for you and me? The article reports that analysis by researchers at SMU shows his right leg … Read more