Researchers at Sunderland University, undoubtedly seeking a distraction from the local Premier League team’s dreary season, compared male and female soccer players in the Champions League. The conclusions: 1. Women complete fewer passes than men and give the ball away more easily. 2. Men run more at “high intensity,” though they don’t end up covering much more ground. 3. Women, particularly on the flanks, drop off in their running in the second half. She Kicks editor Jen O’Neill didn’t dismiss the study but raised a couple of qualifiers: The women’s game is constantly improving and the last few finals and … Continue reading Gender and soccer: Running smarter, not harder?
I think there’s a relationship between the amount of running someone does in high school (and earlier) and the amount of running one does as an adult. This is an obviously unscientific survey to test that hypothesis. Defining the question: If you ran for your school cross-country team (or track, 800 meters and up) or ran regularly for exercise, you DID run in high school and should answer this: [poll id=”6″] Otherwise, you did NOT run in high school and should answer this: [poll id=”7″] Continue reading Testing a hypothesis on running