This month, Women’s Running experts chime in on how far to run during the buildup to goal races, why consistency in training is important, and how to keep those hamstrings happy. How long should my longest run be before a goal race? When building up for races—no matter the distance—it’s important to incorporate a long run. This
The World Marathon Majors aren’t just for the pros. If you’ve got a fresh pair of sneakers and a valid passport, you can run them all. Here’s how. Boston, New York, Berlin, London, Chicago, Tokyo: They’re not just exciting cities—they’re home to the world’s biggest, most prestigious marathons. Together, the races comprise the World Marathon
We downed more than four dozen new gels, bars and drinks to find our favorite 15 based on taste, texture and function. The one thing we learned: There is no end to sports foods’ inventiveness. Get ready for an elevated culinary experience in tiny packaging. GELS Gu Energy Labs Hoppy Trails Energy Gel The newest flavor of
She’s lining up at the 2019 Boston Marathon to mark the 40th anniversary of her first victory on Boylston Street. She’s known simply as Joanie. That’s what happens when you’re a legend. You only need a first name. The Boston Athletic Association announced on Friday that Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the 1984 gold medal in
At 32, the three-time Olympic track star says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. Here, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster. It’s a Thursday
Esther Atkins is competing at the 2020 event as an athlete and a coach—to her husband. So far, 285 American women have qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Among them is one competitor who will have more on her mind than her own performance—Esther Atkins is coaching her husband, Cole, to the prestigious starting
This is a back-to-basics refresher course for runners on how to make the racing experience better for everybody. Always review the course map—even if you’ve done the race a million times, there may be changes to the route.Be on time.Carry a spare gel or two, just in case aid stations run out.Ditch throwaway clothes at
In part two of a series, learn about the equipment you’ll need to try multisport events. Missed part one? Read it here. So, you’ve made the decision to try events that include swimming, cycling, and running. Now it’s time to consider the gear you’ll need to complete your goal. Don’t run away, yet. Gear talk
Don’t be afraid—discomfort might seem like your worst enemy, but it can actually be your greatest ally. Running and pain typically go hand in hand. Many people abandon or avoid running altogether for this very reason. But pain isn’t something to fear. In fact, pain can be a good thing (up to a point). Unlike
A “Different Des” Will Line Up at the NYC Half Marathon – Women’s Running Desiree Linden crosses the finish line at the 2018… The reigning Boston Marathon champion is ready to race on Sunday, not just tune up. Desiree Linden continues to shake up her routine on the way to defending her Boston Marathon title.
How Much Do You Need to Hydrate to Go the Distance? – Women’s Running Base electrolyte consumption on the distance… Fine-tune your electrolyte needs for your next race. Electrolytes, like sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, are electrically charged particles which, when dissolved in water, produce charged ions. These ions permit the flow of electrical signals
What Runners Should Celebrate on International Women’s Day – Women’s Running Photo of Des Linden and Shalane Flanagan during… We still have a long way to go in the name of gender equality, but here are three ways the sport is making progress. In many ways, running is a place where men and woman today
Spring Training? Use These 5 Simple Workouts to Get Faster Now – Women’s Running Incorporating intervals helps prepare runners for… Get excited for the spring racing season by injecting speed training into your routine today. Spring is (finally) around the corner. For runners, this usually means one thing: the start of a new racing season.
After 2018 Controversy, New Rules for Boston Marathon Prize Money – Women’s Running The women’s elite field starts the 2018 BAA Boston… When the professional fields line up on April 15 at the 2019 Boston Marathon, more women will have a shot at competing at the highest level—and fewer men will qualify for prize money.
What Gets Mile Champ Colleen Quigley Pumped to Race A quirky Q&A with the 2016 Olympian (and national champ miler!) on injuries, racing her friends, and the magic of french braids. Colleen Quigley nailed the runner’s pain face, grimacing down the homestretch of her one-mile race on February 23, at the 2019 U.S. Indoor Championships.
Grief Inspired Her To Run. Now She’s Leadville’s Reigning Champ. Katie Arnold during the 2018 Leadville 100. Photo… When Katie Arnold runs at elevations exceeding 10,000 feet near her home in Santa Fe, N.M., the scenery reminds her to “make the most of the time we have here.” After her father’s death in 2010, Arnold
Racing After Age 80? It’s Just Another Day For Della Works. Della Works crosses the finish line in celebration… Her husband said it was crazy, which is exactly why she did it. In February of 2004, Della Works boarded a Russian research ship and set sail for Antarctica. At 69 years old, Works was the
Aspiring Elites Are Banding Together To Meet Tougher Time Standards Photo of Maggie Montoya by Crash Kamon. This Presidents Day, 12 elite women toed the line at the Pacific Pursuit 10K in San Diego, Calif. Matching athletes from respected teams like Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, Ariz. with those from Hansons Brooks Distance Project in
Kelly Herron’s Enduring Fight For Female Empowerment Kelly Herron speaking at the 2018 Oiselle Runway… Four miles into her 10-mile long run, Seattle runner Kelly Herron made a seemingly harmless decision. It was a Sunday afternoon in March of 2017 when she stopped mid-run to use the bathroom in Golden Gardens Park. As Herron dried
Move Over, Tart Cherry Juice—Pomegranate Is Stepping Up The Power Of Pomegranate You may be aware of the potential performance benefits associated with tart cherry juice and beetroot supplements. However, these aren’t the only elixirs that may help improve your running. Pomegranate juice has been shown to be another key player in the ergogenic aid