Hello world

Glad you're reading my blog.  I'm a recent Carleton College graduate with a penchant for running and an inclination towards writing.  My high school coach encouraged his athletes to become "students of the sport," and I quickly took to it.  I've spent a lot of time reading and studying running-related topics in the past six years or so, and this blog is a way for me to start synthesizing thoughts and making comments about different aspects of running.  My main area of focus is high-level training and racing: training methodologies, injury treatment and prevention, and the like.  I'm not sure what this blog will eventually turn into; for now, you can expect a mixture of science, common sense, and coaching know-how that has rubbed off on me from many of the brilliant individuals I've met in the running world.  While my training right now isn't going to impress even the lowliest of hobby-joggers, I've trained at a fairly high level in the past.  Even if nobody reads this, it'll be a way to sharpen and develop my writing skills and possibly pass on some knowledge about the sport and lifestyle I love.  Hope you enjoy it.

About the Author

John J Davis, PhD

I have been coaching runners and writing about training and injuries for over ten years. I've helped total novices, NXN-qualifying high schoolers, elite-field competitors at major marathons, and runners everywhere in between. I have a Ph.D. in Human Performance, and I do scientific research focused on the biomechanics of overuse injuries in runners. I published my first book, Modern Training and Physiology for Middle and Long-Distance Runners, in 2013.

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