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A Lil Song Playlist for Spring Fever Running

The top 10 workout songs of March 2019 will put some spring in your step. It’s been a huge month for little guys. Among the top 10 songs of March, you’ll find a tiny trio of tunes from Lil Peep, Lil Pump, and Lil Wayne. Elsewhere on the club music front, you’ll find dance hits […]

Boston Marathon Memorials are Works in Progress

Officials say the permanent tributes to the victims of the 2013 Boston bombings will likely be complete this summer. This year the first time that the Boston Marathon will be held on the same date—April 15—as the anniversary of the 2013 bombings on Boylston Street. Although permanent memorials to the victims who died near the […]

Shalane Flanagan’s Spring Goals: Acing TV Commentary, Coaching, and Family

She won’t be racing at the Boston Marathon this year, but the 2017 New York City champion still has pre-race nerves. On Monday, Shalane Flanagan was passing time in the Portland Airport on her way to the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark, where three of her Bowerman Track Club teammates will compete on Saturday […]

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 sure 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 […]

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: Long 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 […]