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Women's Running - Women's Running Magazine

Want to Run Faster? Relax.

Most runners feel nervous, jittery and excited at the start of a race. But athletes perform at their best when they’re relaxed, reports a recent NY Times article. Runners who are too tense don’t use their muscles as efficiently as those who stay relaxed and in a rhythm. You’ve seen them on the course (or […]

Women’s Running on the Radio

Women’s Running editor in chief Kristin Harrison talked about the launch of the magazine on the radio show “Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy” this week. Visit this link to hear the interview.

Too Caffeinated for Your Own Good?

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence stresses the need for more regulation and monitoring of the use and marketing of highly caffeinated energy drinks like Monster and Rockstar, which can contain anywhere from a tolerable 50 mg per bottle to a brain-buzzing 500 mg or more. The researchers report these […]

Chocolate-y goodness

Looking for a little post-race reward—without the guilt? You can feel good about indulging after your next run with these chocolates with benefits (not to mention the heart-helpful benefits of a little dark chocolate). The organic vegan fudge from Allison’s Gourmet uses only fair trade, shade-grown ingredients (shady environments protect wildlife inhabitants by reducing erosion). […]

Go for a Fun Run

Bored with your regular run around the same ol’ neighborhood loop? Me too. So recently a friend and I met up after work and went on a “fun run” through a local park, mixing a variety of exercises into the workout while making a game out of it. (It never hurts to act like a […]

Vitamin Power

You don’t need to take a lot of pills to get health benefits from these star nutrients — instead, load up your grocery cart. Vitamins and minerals help give you energy, fight disease and increase athletic performance.But it’s common for many American women to skimp on these health boosters and become dangerously deficient.  Before rushing […]

Top 10 Nutrition Myths

Does eating at night make you fat? Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? We sort the fact from fiction.

Finding the Right Shoes

Nine new running shoes enhance performance on roads, trails or both. Whether you log miles on pavement, dirt or a little of both, this year’s advancements in running shoes can give you a jump start on your training and take you well into winter. New road runners range from super-cushy to stable and supportive to […]

Your Perfect Weight

Transcend society’s obsession with size and find your ideal weight for peak performance and optimal health. Surfer Catherine Lippincott’s moment of revelation arrived on a wave in Hawaii. A former plus-size model, she’s proud of her body and participates in a wide range of sports. But every time she surfed in California, she felt the […]

Run Less, Run Better

Cut the mileage without sacrificing performance by adding cross-training to your routine. If you want to improve your running next summer, try cross-training this winter. With next season’s most important races still months away, it’s the perfect time to reduce your mileage and make room for other types of exercise that will give your running […]