NYTimes: Running as the Thinking Person’s Sport

The New York Times recently published a great article about running. I have always said I do my best thinking while running. The article talks about other endurance sport activities—biking and swimming—which also work for me but not as well. Why? I speculate that the brain needs to compute a number of other factors while biking and swimming that deal with personal safety and have the potential to cloud thinking. Anyways, focus on an issue and run! Run until you solve it. Forest Gump did.


2 thoughts on “NYTimes: Running as the Thinking Person’s Sport”

  1. Agreed. I get enormous pleasure from the primitive aspect of putting one step in front of another. I think it clears out distractions and enables creativity. I have some of the my best ideas after a long run.

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