Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tread Lightly Chapter 1–The Evolution of Running In Humans

Chapter 1 looks at how humans evolved to be such exceptional distance runners. In this chapter we examine:

  • A day in the life of Homo erectus (as described by Dr. Daniel Lieberman)
  • How human distance running capabilities evolved
  • The role of persistence hunting in the development of human distance running prowess
  • Anatomical and physiological adaptations for distance running in humans
  • Why humans can outrun almost any other animal over a long distance on a hot day

Useful ancillary resources for this chapter include:

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