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  1. Dan Leduc November 16th, 2008 11:16 pm

    Someone jsut passed me your January, 2007 Runner’s World article about the medical differences in runners. It is of interest to me in my current situation.

    About 4 years ago my doctor noticed that I had a heart arrhythmia and sent me to a cardiologist. This doctor said I jsut had an athlete’s heart. This year I had a few symtoms that could be heart problems or something else and once again had an odd EKG so back to a different cardiologist and he had all kinds of bad things to say about running. I had multiple tests and finally decided to get a second opinion from nother cardiologist and he is more accepting of running but still doesn’t think that I should ever run more than 3 miles. I’ve had multiple EKG’s, a nuclear stress test, and a heart catheterization so far with no causes of my rhythm problems found. Without going into more detail and boring you I’d just like to know if you have written any more on running and heart issues or if you have more unpublished info that you collected for that article. For example you mentioned that Alan Michael found a good doctor, but you didn’t mention who that doctor was. Any tips that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Justin Rice July 29th, 2009 12:55 pm


    I’m a freelancer for the Boston Globe doing a story on Nate Jenkins. I really enjoyed your podcast with Nate.

    Anyhow, I know his blog is wildly popular and I was wondering if there was anyone at Running Times who could tell me how much traffic he’s generated. Do you know when you guys picked up his blog?


    Justin Rice

  3. Paul Ford February 16th, 2014 6:39 am

    Hi Scott,
    Hope all is well in your part of the world. Hopefully, as our Summer winds up your Winter vortices are winding down.
    Thanks for the ‘follow’ on Twitter.
    You may be interested in the blog I keep, ‘Rundamentals’:
    Keep up the great work at Runner’s World.
    Paul Ford

  4. Joe McReynolds May 6th, 2015 10:13 pm

    Hi Scott,
    I was web searching jenny hadfield after enjoying “running for mortals” and ran across your photo.

    Most likely you have forgotten, but I ran with you at William and Mary.

    It’s always fun to see where folks wound up. You always amazed me with your ultra marathoning.

    I wound up in Texas working in oil and gas. Mostly chasing around 4 great kids who are pretty much grown up now.

    If you are ever near Bellville, Texas, look me up.


  5. Arne Hamala January 16th, 2019 8:09 pm

    Hi Scott:

    I just finished your wonderful book “Running is my Therapy.” I too can relate to many of the stories you told. I started running in high school just to be part of a group. I soon discovered that-for me-there was a direct relationship between the work I did and the rewards I achieved. That experience worked well for me throughout my career (I can work harder and smarter than others because I did so as a runner). As a mid-career professional, I solved many of most difficult decisions during a long run.

    I’m now 74 and haven’t been a able to run for 20 years (lower back issues). But I am still able to get a runner’s high (forgive the expression) from skiing a good line at Mt. Rose, at our local ski area. I don’t know anything about brain chemistry but I know I experience mood elevation when descending a slope.

    Thanks again, Best Wishes from Reno, NV

  6. Bill McDermott November 4th, 2019 12:57 pm

    Hi Scott,

    Last time we spoke was up in Boston. I bought your book “Running Is My Therapy”. I wanted to talk to you about my event and also a rare book called Running as Therapy… Interesting but exhaustive studies about running as therapy.

    Wanted to pick your brain if I could about RW mag in China. Came across an article that you wrote in 2012 when they went live.


    Bill McDermott

    I would gladly talk to you …. my mail is being bombarded now since my event is this Sunday.

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