Thursday, June 26, 2008

Smoke: to run or not to run?

Western States 100 has been cancelled due to smoke caused by wildfires (see photo above).

I wasn't going to run there anyway, but lots of dedicated runners like Scott Dunlap were. What a bummer!

However, I'm sure they made the right decision. It makes no sense healthwise to run in smoke. Well I guess most people would think that running 100 miles in perfect conditions would still be totally crazy.  

Talking about crazy, I hope they will be able to improve the air quality in Beijing before the Olympic Games in August. Just look at the photo below: the air seems to be pretty smoggy there. 

But wait there's more insanity (or should I say cognitive dissonance): there are marathon runners who smoke

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