Girlfriend’s Guide to Running: Page 90

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 […]

Fifth Third Riverbank Run

The 2009 edition of the Fifth Third Riverbank Run – the nation’s largest 25k road race – took place today in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The weather was rainy but the spirits of competitors, volunteers and spectators remained bright, as more than 17,000 participants took to the roads. In the women’s division, Kenyan Genoveva Kigen ran […]

Build Core Strength

In the May/June issue of Women’s Running, fitness expert Linda Melone explains why building core strength is vital for female runners: It reduces the chance of injury, improves running form and can make you faster. The good news: you don’t need to spend hours doing crunches to benefit. A few simple, targeted exercises two to three […]

Best of Port Macquarie

I promised to report back on a few of the highlights from my recent travel, training and racing adventure to Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. I went there primarily to race the Ironman Australia triathlon, but also to experience this holiday spot’s euro-surf-vibe and quirky charm. I’d be far too long-winded if I described […]

Hurt So Good

I’m currently dealing with an injured Achilles tendon and haven’t run a step since racing the Ironman Australia triathlon four weeks ago. Granted, it’s a good thing to take some time off after a huge race effort – but a full month without running has turned me into a bit of a cranky girl! I […]

Run Girl Run

At the recent Country Music Marathon Expo in Nashville, one brand that I hadn’t seen before caught my eye. It’s called Run Girl Run, an apparel company designed to provide women with eye-catching technical running gear that boasts barely-there comfort and feel. Run Girl Run is an offshoot of parent company RegattaSport, a Canadian-based online […]

Get Up and Keep Going

My friend Gabby Jones (twin sis to triathlon great Michellie Jones) recently shared her thoughts on a particular challenge that many of us face at some point during our running careers: If you fall down, get up and keep going. A time comes in every runner’s journey where she ends up face down on the […]