Scott Douglas’ Terse Bloviation


Below are three categories of articles: running profiles, other running, and non-running.


The Natural
What Bernd Heinrich learned in the woods about running
(Running Times, March 2014)

Peace Through Strength
Phil Wharton wants to help you learn to love your body
(Running Times, September 2011)

You Don’t Need All the Zoopy Zoopy
Is Bill Squires the best marathon coach in U.S. history?
(Running Times, April 2011)

A Complicated Exercise
Jay Johnson and 21st-century coaching
(Running Times, October 2010)

The Age of Simplicity
Ed Whitlock achieves excellence by focusing on the essentials
(Running Times, March 2010)

Coach Class
Jack Daniels works to elevate American distance running in Flagstaff, Arizona
(Running Times, May 2008)

The Tenor and His Times
JazzWeek’s artist of the year is also a sub-3:00 marathoner
(Running Times, January/February 2004)

Near-Death and Resurrection
What happened after Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley nearly killed each other at the 1982 Boston Marathon?
(Running Times, April 2002)


Why Isn’t Exercise Prescribed for Depression in the United States?
(Slate, March 2018)

For Depression and Anxiety, Running is a Unique Therapy

(Runner’s World, November 2017)

Nine Things to Consider Before Bailing on a Workout
(Runner’s World, October 2016)

Why Don’t More Elites Post Their Training Online?
(Runner’s World, September 2016)

16 Quirky Runner Types
(Runner’s World, June 2016)

Where Did My Leg Muscles Go?
(Runner’s World, June 2016)

What You Think About Affects How Fast You Run
(Runner’s World, March 2016)

11 Types of Annoying Training Partners
(Runner’s World, August 2015)

Why Runners are Coffee Addicts
(Sprudge, April 2014)

Why Running Form Matters
And how you can improve yours
(Running Times, July/August 2010)

Going Green
What can you do to make your running more environmentally friendly?
(Running Times, November 2008)

Iten, The Running Mecca

Part 1 of a 3-part Slate series
(Slate, April 2005)

The Irish Priest Who Saved Kenyan Running
Part 2 of a 3-part Slate series
(Slate, April 2005)

Road Racing, Kenyan Style
Part 3 of a 3-part Slate series
(Slate, April 2005)

High Hurdles
Kenyan teens overcome great barriers to make it as runners
(Running Times, May 2005)

In Praise of Aging
How getting older makes running better
(Running Times, March 2003)


Interview With a Chocolate Researcher
(The Atlantic, February 2013)

Health Risks of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
(The Atlantic, January 2013)

How Forks Gave Us Overbites
(The Atlantic, January 2013)

Performing Music Leads to Runner’s High
(The Atlantic, January 2013)

4 Comments so far

  1. Lorenzo February 8th, 2009 9:17 am

    I hope you put all you’re stuff back online. Some is real motivational and it’s always a nice read! You’re site and articles made me a much better runner!

  2. Jim2 August 22nd, 2009 3:25 pm


    I miss the articles that were on your previous website, especially “The Second Tier Disappears” and “Gallo Whoppers”. I have linked to both articles several times over the years in posts on running forums and in essays that I have posted on my Running Page. Any chance that you will revive them here?

  3. Kobus October 24th, 2009 3:18 am

    I have read your articles on Kenyan runners and Bro Colm O Connell and found it very interesting.
    I am part of a support team of an olympian middle distance runner and would like to go and visit Bro Colm.
    Is there any advise you can give me on how to get hold of him and when is the best time to go and visit him

  4. Andrew A. April 17th, 2010 11:44 am

    It is no small secret that I have long been a fan of the Scott Speaks column that used to grace the back page of RT and would love to be able to read a collection of it.

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