Ultra Study and Research

Aloha Athletes,

I thought some of you might be interested in this so I am posting for all of you to check out. 

Hello!  To help keep you abreast of research related to ultramarathon running, I call your attention to some recent publications from our group which I’ve listed below.  Links to the abstracts (when available) are provided, or can be found at the research page of the Western States Endurance Run (www.wser.org/research) where the entire list of WSER-related scientific publications can also be found. 

 We are most appreciative of the many of you who have participated in these various studies!

 If you would like to receive the full paper for any of these publications, please let me know and I will be happy to send to you.

 And….if you have not already enrolled in the ULTRA Study, please consider doing so.  A summary of the study can be found at:  http://www.run100s.com/ULTRAstudy.htm

The initial survey is at:  http://bit.ly/ULTRAStudy

Many thanks to the over 1300 ultramarathon runners who have enrolled! 

 Health and Happiness!


Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM, FAWM

Chief of PM&R, VA Northern California Health Care System

Professor of PM&R, University of California Davis

Director of Research, Western States Endurance Run

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Sustained Energy and Sugoi Jacket

Aloha!  I have an unopened 30 servings container of Hammer Nutrition Sustained Energy, Unflavored.  I am not using it anymore and cant take it back so I would like to sell it for $30.  I also have a Sugoi Running jacket that was worn once that I would like to sell for $50.  The jacket is a size large.  If you want more information please call 808-625-9692/371-2177 or email webba003@hawaii.rr.com.


Nuun Active Hydration

Matt Hart has arranged for HURT 100 racers to   purchase the Nuun Active Hydration products at a 50% off discount. This is really a generous offer. There was a sample in each of the racer bags too.

Matt Hart, who came in 2nd in the HURT 100km and is on Team   DART-nuun has arranged for all HURT 100 racers to purchase nuun active hydration   with a one-time trial discount of 50%. There was a sample in each of the racer   bags but with the offer you'll be able to really put nuun to the test.  

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web address:  http://nuun.com/shop/
discount code:    07hurt100

Thanks Matt!

Chocolate Milk-The Best Sports Drink?

I found something really interesting this morning. An article in the LA Times comparing various sports drinks including Gatorade, Endurox R4, and chocolate milk. While it is far from conclusive and getting lots of pushback from both Gatorade and the makers of Endurox, it makes for an interesting read.

Click here for the full article. What's your thoughts on this? Click on Comments below and let us know your favorite sports drink.

The Latest on Glucosamine and Chondroitin

The New York Times has an article that refers to a new study put out by the New England Journal of Medicine in regards to Glucosamine and Chondroitin when used for stopping arthritis pain.

I know many of us take these supplements daily and are convinced it does something for us. I've converted the article into a pdf so it will be easier to access. Click here to read it.

I'll probably continue to take it. The type I take has chondroitin sulfate which is different than the chondroitin hydrochloride used in the study. The article mentions that some industry studies have found the sulfate form more effective.