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How Do We Build a Better Running Community?

Listen to a lively podcast discussion with Erin Strout, our website editor, about women, running, and goals for bringing people together through improved coverage of the sport. Our website editor, Erin Strout, was the guest on the most recent edition of the weekly Morning Shakeout Podcast, hosted by Mario Fraioli. The Morning Shakeout companion newsletter, […]

Do You Have an Unhealthy Relationship With Running?

Sometimes we need a little bit of time to contemplate our feelings about running. Here’s how to make you are the perfect match. You already know that running has a whole host of physical, mental and emotional benefits: It can make you fitter, stronger and happier, to name a few. But is it possible to […]

5 Steps to De-Cluttering Your Running Life, Marie Kondo-Style

We’re taking the popular method to race shirts, medals, shoes, and gear. They can’t all spark joy. If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo or the “KonMari method,” you’re probably logging way too many miles. Kondo is the author The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, but more recently […]

A Top College Runner Opens Up About Her Struggle With Amenorrhea

Emma Abrahamson didn’t get her first period until age 22, after she stopped training. She wants other young women and girls to learn from her story. By the time Emma Abrahamson graduated from the University of Oregon in March 2018, she had been running competitively for 11 years—three of them as a Duck, representing one […]

Ask the Experts: Longs Runs and Healthy Hamstrings

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 […]

Become a Six-Star Marathoner While Traveling the World

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 […]

Weeknight Winners: Easy Seafood Dishes

Seafood has a lot going for it nutritionally, which is why the running crowd should serve up these gifts of the sea more often. These recipes will help you get hooked on the most nutritious and sustainable gems from the fishmonger. Salmon Tacos with Orange Salsa Buttery salmon is swimming in omega-3 fats to make […]

Fuel Up With Our Pick of the Best 2019 Gels, Bars, and Drinks for Runners

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 […]

Arm Warmers: Essential Spring Gear for Runners

Tame temperature swings with some arm candy. Pocket them when it’s hot, pop ’em on when it’s chilly. Our top editor-tested picks. PHONE-FRIENDLY Lululemon In a Flash Arm Warmers With a built-in phone pocket, these can serve double duty as a layer of warmth and a phone holder. We also enjoyed the added coverage from […]