Whose better? Triathlete Runners or Runner Runners?
I’m sure this post is going to get some hits. I came across a paper in the ACSM Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise Journal today that looked to see if there was a notable difference in muscle recruitment while running between trained triathletes and elite runners. Breathe easy my friends, this research from 2007 showed no difference in muscle performance between the two groups. If you are the article reading type, you can check out the full PDF.
Good stuff to know. Of course, whats also interesting is that the study quotes other articles that showed when it comes to cycling, elite cyclist do rule the road.
I say, to each his own. I’m not one of those tri-snobs that says our sport is superior to others. All exercise is good in my opinion. However, get in my face and say our sport sucks compared to yours, and I’ll just go put your bike on the other side of a lake and say go ride it when you get there.