Weekend Long Read

To go along with your long run this weekend, we hope you enjoy these long reads as well.

Muscle Mass with Age | Mark Lofquist at Paleo Runners | “Can we maintain muscle mass over age like we had in our ‘youthful’ 40s?”

The ‘Busy’ Trap | Tim Kreider at The New York Times | “I am not busy. I am the laziest ambitious person I know.”

Hydration During Running | Matt Fitzgerald at Competitor | “It is not necessary to use a sports drink every time you lace up your shoes. Go ahead and use plain water in your easier runs and save the sports drink for your faster and longer workouts.”

To Avoid Crime, Venezualans Run Together | Juan Forero at The Washington Post | “Soon, more joined in. And then the organizers began using Twitter and other social media to advertise their group.

Sorry, but Science says Running is Good for You, not Bad | Skip Bouma and Sol Orwell at Examine.com | “Recently, an article titled Why Women Should Not Run, by John Kiefer, has been making the rounds. The article casts a damning light on steady state-cardio, seemingly with plenty of science to back it up.”

52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less | Kelly Fitzpatrick at Greatist | “Why spend hours cooking a gourmet feast when a nutritious and delicious meal could be only 12 minutes away?”