Dave Munger has been a science writer for over six years and a runner for over thirty years. In 2010, he decided to get serious about running and started training for his first marathon. On May 1, 2011, after running over 2,000 miles and losing 35 pounds during the preceding 12 months, he completed the Big Sur International Marathon in 3:37:55.
While most folks congratulated him on a “great first marathon,” he focused in on three small digits, 7:55. Those numbers were what separated him from the ultimate objective for many recreational marathoners, qualifying to run in the Boston Marathon. So now, Dave spends a lot of time thinking about what it takes to go just that little bit faster.
Dave is editor and co-founder of ResearchBlogging.org, a site that collects blog posts about peer-reviewed journal articles. He’s written for Seed Magazine, built the web’s most popular blog on cognitive psychology, and worked with scientists and writers on a number of other projects. While he’s not a scientist, he brings a level of scientific rigor to everything he does, whether it’s building a website or training for a race. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.