28 Sep '17, 10am

The Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom

The Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom

This will be my final Sweat Science column for Runner’s World , which has led me to spend a lot of time in recent weeks reflecting on the lessons of the past five years. Since February 2012, I’ve been diving into every new sinkhole of a topic where the riddle of endurance meets the backhoe of science, from the extraordinary aerobic capacity of elite sled dogs to the role of psychological traits in the perceived severity of post-exercise muscle soreness . In the day-to-day pursuit of interesting or surprising new findings, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds—to focus on the latest single study rather than the broad patterns that emerge over time. So, for my final column, I’m going to try to synthesize seven key messages that I’ve found myself returning to over and over again in this space. Here’s what writing Sweat Science has taught me:

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