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After 9 Years of Perseverance, Heartbreak No More

How one 45-year-old runner shaved an hour from her time to finally qualify for the Boston Marathon. I’ve wanted to run the Boston Marathon since before I even started running, thanks to four years of enthusiastic hollering as part of Wellesley College’s famed Scream Tunnel. My senior year—1996—coincided with the race’s 100th birthday, when event […]

Sara Vaughn Knows Running, Pregnancy, and Comebacks

Soon to be a mom of four, the elite athlete and real estate agent shares eight pearls of wisdom from her experiences training (or not!) through it all. Two years ago, Sara Vaughn captured the attention and admiration of running fans across the country when she overtook six women in the final lap of the […]

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 […]

The Evolution of Jenny Simpson

At 32, the three-time Olympic track star says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. Here, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster. It’s a Thursday […]

These Pro Runners Will Bake You a Cake (or Loaf of Bread) as Fast as They Can

In America’s speediest kitchens, the carbs are made from scratch and shared with love. What do Molly Huddle, Emma Coburn, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Colleen Quigley have in common—besides a combined 44 national titles, a couple of Olympic teams, and a few American records? They’re all aces in the kitchen. When it comes to high-quality nourishment, […]

“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. […]

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 […]