How Runners Can Stay Visible as the Daylight Hours Shrink

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, Now that it’s officially fall in the United States and the hours of daylight available for running are getting shorter, … Read more

Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine

Men and women who start running competitively when they are in their 50s can be as swift, lean and well-muscled within a decade as competitive older runners who have trained lifelong, according to a buoying new study of the physiques and performances of a large group of older athletes. The findings suggest that middle age … Read more

Could a Gut Bacteria Supplement Make Us Run Faster?

This change interested the scientists because Veillonella is one of the few microbes known to metabolize lactate as its preferred fuel. Lactate, a form of lactic acid, is created by working muscles and can cross into the blood and from there, into the gut. When microbes metabolize lactate, they break it down into several substances, … Read more

Putting Mental Tricks From Running to Work in the Rest of Your Life

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. This week, Serena Solomon wrote about how she borrowed tactics and techniques from the world of sports psychology for childbirth. I’ve never … Read more