In the world of running, trends come and go, but some have the power to shape the future of the sport. From the growing focus on recovery and self-care to the controversial debate around trail running and mega events, there is no shortage of topics to explore. In this interview with ChatGPT*, a cutting-edge AI language model, we delve into the latest trends and hot-button issues in running, and discuss the potential impact of technology on performance optimization. But beyond the data and analytics, we also touch on a more fundamental question: what does it mean to find joy in running, and how can we strike a balance between the pursuit of excellence and the intrinsic value of the sport? Join us on this thought-provoking journey into the heart of running, and discover what the future might hold for this enduring passion.