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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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  • Training for marathons, runners experience the agony and the ecstasy—nagging injuries and euphoric long runs—of the journey to hell and back. Photo: Phil W. Shirley

    NYC marathon: The agony and the ecstasy

    Training for marathons, runners experience the agony and the ecstasy—nagging injuries and euphoric long runs—of the journey to hell and back. Published 5:17 p.m. October 13, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Martin Lel will not compete in the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 7 due to injuries.

    Lel, Cheruiyot drop out of ING New York City Marathon

    Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Martin Lel will not compete in the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 7 due to injuries. Published 9:59 a.m. October 13, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Sammy Wanjiru and Liliya Shobukhova each won their second consecutive Bank of America Chicago Marathon in the race's toughest field in history.

    Wanjiru and Shobukhova win 2nd Chicago Marathon

    Sammy Wanjiru and Liliya Shobukhova each won their second consecutive Bank of America Chicago Marathon in the race's toughest field in history. Published 11:51 a.m. October 11, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon stars the fastest professional field in its history, and will decide who wins the World Marathon Majors.

    Chicago Marathon preview

    The 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon stars the fastest professional field in its history, and will decide who wins the World Marathon Majors. Published 12:53 p.m. October 8, 2010 - Comments

     
  • With three previous winners—Keflezighi, Lel and dos Santos—and the world record holder Gebrselassie, the 2010 ING New York City Marathon might be the most exciting in years.

    NYC marathon professional race heats up

    With three previous winners—Keflezighi, Lel and dos Santos—and the world record holder Gebrselassie, the 2010 ING New York City Marathon might be the most exciting in years. Published 11:00 a.m. October 7, 2010 - Comments

     
  • In her 10th week of training for the ING New York City Marathon, Karla Bruning learns that sometimes you’ve just got to believe.

    NYC marathon: Believe it

    In her 10th week of training for the ING New York City Marathon, Karla Bruning learns that sometimes you’ve just got to believe. Published 6:00 p.m. October 3, 2010 - Comments

     
  • How many times do runners wonder “What if?” Karla Bruning takes a lesson from Bernard Lagat at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile.

    Bernard Lagat and the Fifth Avenue Mile: What If?

    How many times do runners wonder “What if?” Karla Bruning takes a lesson from Bernard Lagat at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile. Published 4:33 p.m. September 29, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Want to run the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on November 7? You still can. Run for charity. Many charities still have entries for runners.

    NYC marathon: Charity entries still available

    Want to run the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on November 7? You still can. Run for charity. Many charities still have entries for runners. Published 1:12 p.m. September 23, 2010 - Comments

     
  • With seven weeks until the 2010 ING New York City Marathon, Karla Bruning learns—through a change in plans—the power of saying yes and no.

    NYC marathon: The power of yes and no

    With seven weeks until the 2010 ING New York City Marathon, Karla Bruning learns—through a change in plans—the power of saying yes and no. Published 4:09 p.m. September 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • On Sept. 15, three friends began a record-breaking run from Boston to Austin as a charitable fundraiser. Follow them on their incredible journey.

    Boston to Austin: 2,000-mile run for charity

    On Sept. 15, three friends began a record-breaking run from Boston to Austin as a charitable fundraiser. Follow them on their incredible journey. Published 12:15 p.m. September 16, 2010 - Comments

     
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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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