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“Eat the Pizza” and Other Fueling Wisdom for Distance Runners

Nutritionist Rachel Davis, who will be racing the Boston Marathon this year, practices what she preaches when it comes to eating for performance. We liked nutritionist Rachel Davis right away for those three little words every runner wants to hear: “Eat the pizza.” “Here’s the thing,” Davis says. “There are no ‘bad’ or ‘off-limits’ foods. […]

What Runners Should Celebrate on International Women’s Day

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 experience more equality than many other sports and professions. But of course it wasn’t (and still isn’t) always the […]

Grief Inspired Her To Run. Now She’s Leadville’s Reigning Champ.

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 turned to running to process her grief. Years later, what began as a passion for nature and fitness […]

Aspiring Elites Are Banding Together To Meet Tougher Time Standards 

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 Detroit, Mich., this competition was originally created as an early 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier by the NorCal […]

Kelly Herron’s Enduring Fight For Female Empowerment

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 her hands, Arizona registered sex offender Gary Steiner emerged from a stall, attacked her from […]

Overcoming Discrimination As A Transgender Runner

As an ultrarunner and transgender woman, Grace Fisher knows a thing or two about resilience. But even though her journey in life and running has been difficult at times, it has also been filled with success and joy. Fisher, who lives outside of Washington, D.C. and works as a government analyst, began running about 10 […]

From The Editor: I’m In My Third Trimester And I’m Aching To Race

Aching To Race As of press time, I’m a few days away from starting my third trimester with my third child, and I just signed up for a fall half marathon—and not just to take advantage of the early-bird pricing. I am itching to race again—not for time, not to place. I need a goal […]

The Importance Of Running In Native American Culture

For generations, Native Americans have been running this country’s mountains, mesas and plains, often with women leading the way. Here, women from three different tribes share insights into their cultures’ rich running histories—and what inspires them to run today. The First Runners When a teacher asked Jordanna Saunders to join the junior high cross-country team […]

From An Autoimmune Disorder Diagnosis To A Chicago Marathon Finish

Never Give Up More than 44,500 runners successfully crossed the Chicago Marathon finish line on Oct. 8, 2018. For Lynn Rogers, completing the race served as a triumphant end to a year marked by a journey she never expected to take. This was Rogers’ 11th time running the marathon—but these 26.2 miles were different. The […]