reframing fear

Many years ago, before I was a runner, I read Dune by Frank Herbert. I've always been a huge fan of science fiction novels, and Dune had been recommended to me countless times as a classic of the genre. At the beginning of the novel, the main character recites something called "the Litany Against Fear" …

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Performance Enhancement in Endurance Sports: OVDO, Caffeine, Coca, and the “Black Drink”

Modern athletes are constantly in the news for doping scandals, from Lance Armstrong’s doping during his Tour de France wins to the allegations of Alberto Salazar doping his Nike Oregon Project athletes. In 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency was founded to monitor and coordinate anti-doping efforts as well as enforcing the World Anti-Doping Code, which …

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