Running Jogs the Academic Mind

Eureka! Running Jogs the Academic Mind 1

Kyle Green for The Chronicle

Many academics find that regular running encourages what one calls "mini-eureka moments."

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Kyle Green for The Chronicle

Many academics find that regular running encourages what one calls "mini-eureka moments."

As I run I tell myself to think of a river. And clouds. But essentially I'm not thinking of a thing.

—Haruki Murakami 

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Lynn G. Beck was jogging along the levee of the Calaveras River two years ago when a surge of endorphins and oxygen helped her solve a knotty problem that had been troubling her for months.

As dean of the school of education at