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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Banal explanation for results out of this world!!! Reply with quote

___Sometimes, we do think that a result was a fluke, and sometimes, we do think that the athlete did use illegal doping, but there may be quite banal explanation for certain results that are out of this world.
___What am I hinting at?
___I am hinting at such races as 200 and 400 meters where wind can help a lot, but it is most likely to help a seasoned master strategist.
___No one measures the wind at the turn, nor during the one lap outdoor race. The wind can help a lot; let say that an experienced dasher feels a strong wind blowing into his back when he is running the 200 m turn; he, unlike an unexperienced runner, will not be afraid to accelerate too fast because he knows that the wind would do a lot of work for him; the same applies to 400 meters: either during the free—wheeling part at the back straight, or during the last turn, or when the rigor mortise is about to hit: the friendly wind can be used to expand even less energy during the free—wheeling phase, come out strong from the turn, or keep the same pace over last 100 meters in spite of on—coming rigor mortise.
___It would be great for a researcher to start measuring the above--mentioned factors: the wind does not always blow.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes, I am embarrassed to be Polish, track and field wise.

I heard from a Polish 3K SC runner (sub-20, bronze medalist from Euro Junior Champs) that her coach did her a favor, since he held the warm—up in shade.
A favor? What about a little common sense.
After what she said, I am not certain if the simple fact that hydration and keeping out of the Sun, most especially for the East Europeans like Poles who grow—up in a cool climate, is paramount in the achievement of a success?
I did try to write a comment based on my experience from Ft. Bening, Georgia/Alabama, but they did not allow the post; and they have allowed my other posts.
I said that in the severe heat, an athlete should start drinking between 10 and maximum 12 quarts or liters of water a day, at least 2 days before the first event. I would not be surprised, if Urbas's cramps had nothing to do with “phosphates,” but with dehydration due to improper hydration, and consumption of beer.
When caffeine does hinder hydration (87.5 % or 7/8th's of fluids are assimilated, and 12.5% or 1/8th is wasted), alcohol in virtually any amount erases the effects of hydration (I know that wine coolers do dehydrate people; although, I have drunk two beers within last 3 years total – it may be possible for ½ or 0.5% or less 'non-alcoholic' beverage to aid hydration such as slightly fermented milk of mare or Kumis popular in some Muslim countries of South-Central Asia that were formed after the secession of the Russian Republic from the Soviet Union).
I am simply saying that if he has not followed a strict policy of hydration, and had a beer or two within last couple days before major competition, most especially if he had to run twice over 200 m in one day, it would be surprising, if he did not experience any cramps.
I know from certain sources that Mr. Urbas is a moderate drinker, but drinking should have never have a place during any championships.
As to caffeine, all you need to do to counter its effects is to drink a little more fluids, even if it is coffee. As Walerjanczyk's, a Polish high jumper's, example shows, coffee may be helpful: he got into a “slap-on-a-wrist” trouble when caffeine was still on the list of banned substances (on the eve of its legalization—IAAF has much greater problems than caffeine abuse).
I know that in the USA until the 1970's there were some old school coaches who thought that drinking too much water was making athletes weak; but in this sort of climate this kind of foolishness could have not go on indefinitely.

One more thing: I have noticed that some people when I did mention to them the US School of Dashes have tried it out (such as Mr. Lukasz Chyla with parachutes and running down a slight slope), but others (such as Mr. Marcin Urbas) still try to practice like it was the 1970's and the early 1980's.
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