Your Brain on Running

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Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what’s really going on inside my head when I go for a run. When you consider running in terms of the technology you utilize during a run–your MP3 player, heart rate monitor, GPS, etc.–your brain is likely the most advanced piece of equipment you take along with you. From controlling every … Read More

The Science Behind the “Bad Run”

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On September 13, 2009, Steve and I were spectators at the finish line of the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon. After first-place finisher Raynard Tissink broke the tape, the MC immediately pulled him aside and asked, “How do you feel? How was your day?”, to which Tissink responded, “This was the worst day of my life.” The MC laughed a bit uncomfortably … Read More