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Trail Blazin’

Here are our picks for the top five trail running destinations in the U.S. Many runners turn to the trails in search of a physical challenge. What they find when they leave the pavement behind is a love for getting off the beaten path, breaking new ground and pushing themselves in new directions. A perfect […]

Secrets to Healthy Hair

There’s no reason why your hair shouldn’t look as conditioned as your body. Don’t let your locks be a casualty of your active lifestyle. Los Angeles-based celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, who has coifed the manes of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Queen Latifah, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez to name a few, offers tips for […]

The Benefits of Diversified Training

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Uniform running may result in injuries that will take a long time to heal. Cross-training will help you strengthen your weaknesses. For example, long runs are usually very strenuous, because your legs and feet are not used to repetitive and prolonged impact. But, a long run may be replaced […]

Why Listen to Your Body?

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Whether you want to train to improve your performance or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, the most effective way to do both is to listen to your body. Of course, if you have no way of understanding it, you have no way of knowing what it’s telling you. That’s […]

Something to Lose

How three ordinary women became runner s and lost nearly 300 pounds. Jen Arruda sat beside her newborn son watching him struggle to breathe. She visited him in the neonatal intensive care unit every day, all day. Born six weeks premature, Zakary had taken only a handful of normal breaths before his underdeveloped lungs had  […]

Tackling the Top Running Injuries

Dr. John Gross offers straightforward advice to help treat and prevent the most common women’s running injuries. Based on your experience, what are the most common running-related injuries women face? Are there injuries women are more prone to than men? The most common running injuries in women aren’t so different than those found in men. […]

Rockin’ the Big Easy

Hello Runners! It’s Wednesday and I am busy packing for the Little Rock Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. But first thing’s first — here’s what happened last weekend in The Big Easy… Thank you to all of the women (and men) who came by the Women’s Running magazine booth at the Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi […]

Katie Runs 26.2!

  One of Women’s Running’s own, Katie Wagner, ran her first marathon this weekend in Jacksonville, FL. Since I began working with Katie, she has run several half marathons. I remember after she finished her first half she said, “When can we do another one?” She was immediately hooked. Naturally, after running a number of […]

Hill Training 101

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Running on roads and level surfaces places a monotonous strain on your legs, and your muscles will not develop as optimally as on uneven terrain. Running on uneven terrain makes muscles develop more naturally, and the important oxygen uptake capacity is also developed. Uneven terrains are also gentler on […]

Run Club

The Women’s Running Magazine Run Club is for female runners at every level. We created the club as a way to keep in touch with you and reward you for your commitment to running. Whether you are a novice runner or an elite runner, the Run Club provides you with the gear and guidance to […]