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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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  • During marathon training, running a tune-up race is a great way to check-in with your training, set marathon goals and test for potential problems.

    NYC marathon: Tune-up races help training

    During marathon training, running a tune-up race is a great way to check-in with your training, set marathon goals and test for potential problems. Published 2:13 p.m. September 10, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Running on a sunny day makes you feel like a kid again, thankful for summer vacation. Running a race for a child who can’t run makes you humble.

    NYC marathon: Sunny days sweeping the clouds away

    Running on a sunny day makes you feel like a kid again, thankful for summer vacation. Running a race for a child who can’t run makes you humble. Published 6:20 p.m. September 2, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The 3rd Annual Brandon Motta 5K Run is a race like none other Karla Bruning has done—a community effort to make a difference in the life of one boy.

    A race that hits home

    The 3rd Annual Brandon Motta 5K Run is a race like none other Karla Bruning has done—a community effort to make a difference in the life of one boy. Published 4:14 p.m. August 27, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Five weeks into marathon training, Karla Bruning preps for a daunting tune-up race—the OASIS Montreal Half-Marathon—by facing her hatred of hills.

    NYC marathon: An uphill battle

    Five weeks into marathon training, Karla Bruning preps for a daunting tune-up race—the OASIS Montreal Half-Marathon—by facing her hatred of hills. Published 5:09 p.m. August 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Training for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon is a roller coaster ride. But now things are clicking, and Karla Bruning is running in the groove.

    NYC marathon: In the groove

    Training for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon is a roller coaster ride. But now things are clicking, and Karla Bruning is running in the groove. Published 3:46 p.m. August 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • In her third week of marathon training, Karla Bruning did something runners never admit to doing. It served as a wake-up call that has reinvigorated her running.

    NYC marathon: Reality check

    In her third week of marathon training, Karla Bruning did something runners never admit to doing. It served as a wake-up call that has reinvigorated her running. Published 2:11 p.m. August 12, 2010 - Comments

     
  • You’ve got questions. I’ll find the answers. “Ask The Running Nerd” tackles protein intake. How much protein should you be eating after a run?

    Ask the Running Nerd: Protein power

    You’ve got questions. I’ll find the answers. “Ask The Running Nerd” tackles protein intake. How much protein should you be eating after a run? Published 5:39 p.m. August 9, 2010 - Comments

     
  • When marathon training, it's hard not to sweat the details — like sitting out an all-important long run when illness strikes.

    NYC marathon: In the long run

    When marathon training, it's hard not to sweat the details — like sitting out an all-important long run when illness strikes. Published 7:50 p.m. August 3, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Runners raise millions of dollars for charities every year. Anne Hospod is one of them, joining the crusade against diabetes.

    Running for a worthy cause

    Runners raise millions of dollars for charities every year. Anne Hospod is one of them, joining the crusade against diabetes. Published 3:31 p.m. July 28, 2010 - Comments

     
  • There are as many reasons to run as there are runners. Karla Bruning shares her top 10 reasons for running. What are yours?

    Why do you run?

    There are as many reasons to run as there are runners. Karla Bruning shares her top 10 reasons for running. What are yours? Published 4:17 p.m. July 26, 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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