Girlfriend’s Guide to Running: Page 89

SKIRT vs. SHORTS

You’ve all seen them. Many of you swear by them. Some of you wouldn’t be caught dead in one. I’m talking about running skirts, that flirty swatch of fitness fashion that’s garnered so much attention in the past several years. Now that the skirt (or skort – which is it, after all?) has sidled its […]

An Improved Water Bottle to Love

I confess: I love Sigg bottles. I have two, and I always take the smaller one with me when I travel or to the gym, and I use the larger model on backpacking trips. But I do have one gripe with my favorite reusable water bottle company: Sigg bottles are hard to clean because they […]

Milk and cereal better than sports drinks for muscle recovery

Instead of grabbing a Gatorade after a run or workout, try pouring a bowl of your favorite breakfast cereal and milk. According to a recent study conducted by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, researchers found whole-grain, high-fiber cereal paired with milk is is a better option for muscle recovery than a […]

Keeping Cool with Headsweats

I usually wear a headband to keep my hair off my face and sweat out of my eyes when I run, but I recently tried the Headsweats Race Hat, and it’s now my headgear of choice. In sweltering Florida, I appreciate that it keeps the sun off my face. But what I really like: the CoolMax […]

Payin’ it Forward

On Sunday I experienced one of the best imaginable moments in my athletic experience – seeing a friend whom I’ve helped mentor race to the finish of her very first triathlon. Brooke was always a road cyclist, racing throughout college. She only took up running in the past year, and while she’s not one to […]

Inside Bay to Breakers

Yesterday, the 98th running of the ING Bay to Breakers 12k stopped traffic in San Francisco and served as an enormous street party for many of the city’s residents, complete with floats and costumes. (Although more than 30,000 people registered, it’s estimated that some 60,000 participated in the event.) But it wasn’t just a party—elite […]

It’s Who We Are…

Today I wore one of my favorite tops, one which, no matter where I go, always generates a batch of positive comments. It’s really just a simple, semi-fitted, super-soft long-sleeve tee that I bought a few years back at the Big Sur Marathon expo. It’s basic black, but it bears a colorful message – on […]

The Centipede: A Different Kind of Group Run

The ING Bay to Breakers 12k in San Francisco is one of the largest road races in the country. It’s also one of the most eccentric, attracting a wide range of participants, from world-class athletes to costumed (or even completely unclothed) characters. It also hosts a “Centipede Division,” in which teams of athletes are leashed […]

Music on the Run

Want to put some excitement into your running routine or step up your pace? Try listening to music while you’re running. Dr. Costas Karageorghis of the Brunel University School of Sport and Education is a former collegiate sprinter who spent two decades researching the correlation between running and music. “With nonelite runners, listening to music […]

Women Who Run – Adria and Amber on a Mission

On occasion, I enjoy posting quotes from real women runners. Whether barely a beginner, an experienced elite, or any level in between, all of us gals are bound together by the common themes of our running experience. I recently ran my first half marathon (Avenue of the Giants) on May 3rd. I am more of […]