Weekend Long Read

Hopefully you can find the time this weekend to enjoy these articles that we came across and enjoyed this week!

Lose the Tension: Staying Relaxed While Running | Valerie Hunt at Tabata Times | “The more comfortable I can be with allowing gravity to move me while I just “do nothing,” the more relaxed and comfortable running will be.”

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | Michael Moss at The NY Times | “These would be promoted as more healthful versions, with “fresh fruit,” but their list of ingredients — containing upward of 70 items, with sucrose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup and fruit concentrate all in the same tray — have been met with intense criticism from outside the industry.”

Why Do I Think Better after I Exercise? | Emily Lenneville at Scientific American | “So if you are having a mental block, go for a jog or hike. The exercise might help pull you out of your funk.”

A Popular Myth About Running Injuries | Gretchen Reynolds at The NY Times | “Contrary to received running wisdom, however, those who overpronated or underpronated were not significantly more likely to get hurt than runners with neutral foot motion.”