It seems our success as a species might be related to our ability to run.
This all strengthens the idea that the endorphin release is a mechanism that specifically evolved to motivate humans and other athletic mammals to run for great distances.
A very nice feature on the unsung hero of American running -- the local coach.
Molding runners of all ages and ability levels in Santa Cruz for nearly 40 years, and consistently preparing athletes to take their talents far beyond Santa Cruz, Brock qualifies as a Santa Cruz running institution.
Let the great heel-toe/toe-heel debate continue!
"Running barefoot offers no metabolic advantage over running in lightweight, cushioned shoes," the researchers conclude in the study, which appears in the current issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
And if you were thinking of running the Brooklyn Half Marathon... you waited too long.