Blood testing for amateur runners: is it worth it?

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New technology offers more and more data on performance, even for amateurs. But is blood testing just a path to worry, and potentially worse?

Six months of waiting. A year of training. Perhaps a lifetime of dreaming. The race is finally underway, yet you feel rundown and lacklustre. There is a scientific term for it, but let’s just call it a bad race day. Everyone has experienced it, from Paula Radcliffe to yours faithfully (occasional amateur).

The next generat…