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Notes From a Running Nerd

I’m not the fastest runner, and I’m not the slowest. But I am a card-carrying nerd. That’s right. A reporter and writer by trade, I love to research, read, learn and cogitate, almost compulsively so. So, stick with me. Like all good nerds, I’ll do your homework and share my musings. But the running is up to you!

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  • If you didn't get into the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, you can still nab a spot at the start by running for charity. Photo: Thomas R. Stegelmann

    Run the ING New York City Marathon for charity

    If you didn't get into the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, you can still nab a spot at the start by running for charity. Published 10:20 a.m. April 28, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Runners who race without registering are called bandits. They’re not only breaking the rules; they’re also stealing.

    Don't race without registering

    Runners who race without registering are called bandits. They’re not only breaking the rules; they’re also stealing. Published 1:48 p.m. April 26, 2011 - Comments

     
  • After three months off due to arthritis, Karla Bruning self-imposes a rude awakening to rediscover her love for running.

    A runner's rude awakening

    After three months off due to arthritis, Karla Bruning self-imposes a rude awakening to rediscover her love for running. Published 2:01 p.m. April 6, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Mo Farah and Caroline Rotich won the NYC Half-Marathon, with Americans Galen Rupp and Kara Goucher finishing third. Farah, Rupp and Goucher are coached by American marathon legend Alberto Salazar.

    Farah, Rotich win NYC Half; Americans place third

    Mo Farah and Caroline Rotich won the NYC Half-Marathon, with Americans Galen Rupp and Kara Goucher finishing third. Farah, Rupp and Goucher are coached by American marathon legend Alberto Salazar. Published 1:29 p.m. March 20, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Karla Bruning shares her favorite '80s songs for running.

    Running to the '80s music mix

    Karla Bruning shares her favorite '80s songs for running. Published 10:28 p.m. March 18, 2011 - Comments

     
  • While hiding out from NYC's winter, Karla Bruning stumbles upon a running race in Mendoza, Argentina.

    Meditations on a race in Argentina

    While hiding out from NYC's winter, Karla Bruning stumbles upon a running race in Mendoza, Argentina. Published 5:26 p.m. March 15, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Want to run the NYC Half-Marathon? You still can.

    Charity entries available for NYC Half-Marathon

    Want to run the NYC Half-Marathon? You still can. Published 8:45 p.m. February 25, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Want to run a spring half-marathon in New York? Races in the Bronx, Queens and Sleepy Hollow take you off the beaten path.

    New York's spring half-marathons

    Want to run a spring half-marathon in New York? Races in the Bronx, Queens and Sleepy Hollow take you off the beaten path. Published 2:27 p.m. February 11, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Know where to go when a bathroom break calls while you’re running New York City’s iconic Central Park.

    Ask the Running Nerd: Central Park bathrooms

    Know where to go when a bathroom break calls while you’re running New York City’s iconic Central Park. Published 4:35 p.m. February 1, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Getting back on the horse after a break from running can be tough, but nothing motivates like new goals.

    Running goals for 2011

    Getting back on the horse after a break from running can be tough, but nothing motivates like new goals. Published 12:57 p.m. January 28, 2011 - Comments

     
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Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning is the host of On The Run, a TV and web show from New York Road Runners. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, American Athlete Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, Active.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel ...

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Karla Bruning is the host of On The Run, a TV and web show from New York Road Runners. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, American Athlete Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, Active.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, and two dozen other outlets including ESPN2, Universal Sports and ABC in New York. She and her work have also received mentions from The New York Times, Runner's World, Fox Sports, Canadian Running, The Baltimore Sun, and PBS among others. She also covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for The Washington Times.

 

A former Newsweek reporter, Karla has won a Fulbright scholarship for American journalists and reporting grants from the Scripps Howard, Carnegie and Knight Foundations. Karla holds degrees from Amherst College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 

When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed seven marathons, four triathlons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners. She is a writer, editor, and on-camera reporter dedicated to covering the sport of running from a runner’s perspective. Find Karla on RunKarlaRun.com, Twitter@KBruning, Facebook and Google+.

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