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Miles, Mountains and Marigolds

In a race through the Himalayas, views of snow-topped peaks change the way one runner sees her world. Traveling halfway around the world to run a race sounded like an exciting idea when I signed up for the 2010 Himalayan Run & Trek, a five day, 100-plus-mile stage race held in India. But fresh off […]

Sally’s Message

Today we learned the incredibly sad news that running’s young star Sally Meyerhoff was involved in an accident that claimed her life while training on her bicycle. Our deepest sympathies go out to Sally’s family and friends, and we carry in our hearts Sally’s oft-repeated message, “Be Relentlessly Positive.”

Training Tips for Couples

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY JENNIFER COHEN Polar FT7F You and your Valentine can benefit from working out together–even if you’re at different fitness levels. Jennifer Cohen, fitness expert and trainer on the upcoming reality show Shedding for the Wedding, shares her training tips for couples: 1) Keep date night fresh. Instead of dinner […]

5 for 5 with Tory Oakland

5 questions answered in 5 words or less…       Tory, aka “Tall Girl”, is a long-legged strider who loves to hit the trails near her mountain home in Lyons, Colorado. When she’s not working up a sweat, Tory enjoys her role as Director of Customer Service at Newton Running.     What’s your […]

Sprint Finish!

Two seconds was all that separated winner Aziza Aliyu (1:15:05) and second place finisher Fiona Docherty (1:15:07) in last weekend’s IMG Miami Half Marathon women’s race. Scroll down to the final photo here to see the dramatic scene in the finish chute. Congratulations to both women for their speedy performances and intensely competitive drive. I’m […]

5 for 5 with Neily Mathias

5 questions answered in 5 words or less… Neily  Mathias, U.S. Director of Customer Service for multi-sport apparel manufacturer 2XU, is an accomplished runner and triathlete. She recently ran her first stand-alone marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona, in a time of 3:21:25.   What first inspired you to start running? Post-college swimming, discovered “runner’s high”.  […]

Celebrating Greatness

I had the opportunity last weekend to attend the Endurance LIVE Awards Gala in San Diego, CA. The event is a celebration of the best of the best endurance athletes and performances from the 2010 year in sport. Hosted at San Diego’s downtown Hard Rock Hotel, the event brings out a huge gathering of fitness […]

5 for 5 with Sara Eccelsine

5 questions answered in 5 words or less…   A former competitive cyclist and currently the Brand Manager at SIDI America, Sara Eccelsine chases off-wheel fitness and fun running trails in Tahoe, Hawaii and around the globe.      What inspired you to start running?  Desire to be playful outdoors. What songs cycle through your […]

5 for 5 with Morgan Clark

Today I’m launching a new interview concept – 5for5. Throughout the coming months, I’ll conduct mini-interviews with a wide variety of women to explore their experiences with running. I’ll ask each interview subject to answer 5 questions in 5 words or less, thus 5for5. To kick off the series, I talked to Morgan Clark, Owner and […]

Girl Power

Combining running and life-skills lessons, Girls on the Run is raising a generation of confident and strong young women. The sea of pink and green says it all: this is girl territory. Nearly 800 elementary school girls have taken over a grassy field in Vasona Park in Los Gatos, Calif., for the Girls on the […]