I’m back to running a few miles a day, I’ve always wondered why it not only felt “normal” but why our species evolved this ability, here’s an article from Physorg that explores this…
Hairless, clawless, and largely weaponless, ancient humans used the unlikely combination of sweatiness and relentlessness to gain the upper hand over their faster, stronger, generally more dangerous animal prey, Harvard Anthropology Professor Daniel Lieberman said Thursday (April 12).
Just days before Mondayâ€™s 111th running of the Boston Marathon, Lieberman presented his theories of the importance of running to ancestral humans to explain why weâ€™re the only species that voluntarily runs extraordinarily long distances, such as the 26.2 miles in the marathon.
The talk, â€œWhy Humans Run: The Biology and Evolution of Marathon Running,â€ was delivered at the Geological Lecture Hall as part of the Harvard Museum of Natural Historyâ€™s spring lecture series, â€œEvolution Matters.â€
Pictured here, Salt Lake city Marathon.