Recommended Reading: Run, Karla, Run!

Karla Bruning may not be one of the fastest runners in the world, but she is definitely one of the most well-researched, intelligent and likable. She’s also no slouch on the course, having run 50 races in the past 5 years. As a professional journalist and a self-proclaimed ‘running nerd’, Karla translates her passion for running into deep knowledge of the sport – from detailed race reports and training tips to reviews of the latest running gear. Which makes her blog an invaluable repository of running info for beginners and fellow running nerds alike. Oh, and be sure to check out On The Run, the New York Road Runners’ fledgling web broadcast, which Karla hosts and makes available on her blog. To check out Karla’s awesome blog, click here.