This Week in Runners

What if Everybody Ran?

Mizuno launched an ad campaign in March with 16 second spots on how the world would be different if everyone ran. They employed a group of MBA students from a University of North Carolina business school to generate statistics based on potential benefits of 270 million sedentary Americans were to start running at least 30 minutes a week. more

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Breakfasts of Champions

It's well known that skipping or skimping on breakfast is a bad idea, increasing risk of overeating later in the day, leading to obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes. Missing breakfast can also negatively affect your memory and mood. Below are some of my favorite breakfasts to keep me properly fueled for the day. more

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Running Helps with Depression in Older People

Bob Glover, author of the bestselling “The Competitive Runner’s Handbook," (which I bought when I first started running) recently wrote about when he was Athletic Director at New York's West Side YMCA in 1975, he recruited Robin Williams onto his YMCA team. For a short time they trained together and raced together. Then Williams disappeared to become a comedian/actor superstar. more

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Favorite Running Movies

"4 Minute Mile" is currently in the theaters, a movie about a high school kid who discovers a running talent that might lead to a better life. I haven't seen it yet, and wonder how it will compare to other running movies. Runners don't exactly have their version of "Rocky" yet, but it's encouraging to see a new movie like this which could be inspiring. Below are some of my favorites. more

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