SMILE, YOU’RE DOING IT – ONE LAST THING TO REMEMBER

Written by: Scott – aka Ordinary Marathoner You’ve done everything from making checklists to double- and triple-checking your bags even after you packed them. You have everything...

When Having Your Cake And Eating It Too, Is Encouraged

If the thought of post-race water and a banana doesn’t sound sweet enough for you, set your sights on a race that offers something a little...

WHICH BUG REPELLENT WORKS BEST? NOW WHAT YOU THINK.

Bzzz. Slap. Bzzz. Slap. Slap. Ugh — the misery of summer running with mosquitoes. So what works best against these relentless bloodsuckers? The results of one...

6 TIPS FOR RUNNING IN THE FALL

Fall is upon us, which means cooler temps and lots of leaves to crunch under our running shoes. It also means some pretty awesome...

5 THINGS OF INJURY GRIEF

Ack. People are dropping like flies. Fallen soldiers. ‘Tis marathon season. As athletes are making their way through the final weeks of their race...

WATCH: Finding Strong, A Journey To Uncover The Transformative Power Of...

Today, National Running Day, marks the online release of “Finding Strong, A Journey To Uncover The Transformative Power Of Running“. You can view the...

HOW THIS RUNNER’S HOBBY COULD SAFE YOUR LIFE

Sharon Cone, 52, of South Carolina learned how to crochet as a young teenager. Since then, into adulthood, crocheting has been a hobby. But a...

GET UP AND GO: TRICKS TO MAKE YOU A MORNING RUNNER

“I love setting my alarm for 5 a.m.,” said no one ever. Getting out of bed before the sun is up is not only...

THE 15-MINUTE RULE

I am one of the most intrinsically motivated people I know when it comes to running. I absolutely love to run, and rare is...

TRAIL RUNNING SHOE GUIDE: NB HIERRO

NB Hierro – $115 – 11.4oz, 4mm drop. With its pillowy Fresh Foam midsole and an extra wide toe box, the Hierro handled like a Cadillac...

STOP “JUST”-IFYING YOUR RACES

Are you a “just”-ifier? Do you put the word “just” in front of your race if you haven’t registered for the longest distance at an...

MUST-KNOW LINGO FOR FIRST TIMERS AT BOSTON

Like visiting any foreign land for the first time, you should be familiar with the local lingo save yourself from confusion and embarrassment. If...

6 OUTRAGEOUSLY EMBARRASSING RUNNING CONFESSIONS

Let’s face the unattractive truth. The act of running involves highly embarrassing moments. From chafing to bodily fluids to farts, we are all reduced...

The Best Handheld Water Bottles

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated 18 oz- $35 The perfect size bottle for all of your running needs. The SpeedDraw Plus Insulated is an 18-ounce double-walled bottle...

BEST PLACES TO RUN IN NEW YORK CITY

Bright Lights. Big City. New York City may be one of the biggest cities in the world, but it’s also an incredible place to...

MARATHON TRAINING WITH YOUR SPOUSE

It seemed like the perfect idea. I loved running. My then- fiancé (now husband) loved running too. So why not train for a marathon...

6 Questions Female Runners Have for Male Runners

Beyond just penises, vaginas, menstrual cycles and sperm, there are many differences between men and women. These dissimilarities make us curious. Just as the male runner...

ON BECOMING A MORNING PERSON

I set out on a week challenge to become a morning person. And by definition, for me that meant using the time “before the world is...

YOGA: THE NEW BAREFOOT RUNNING

Barefoot running garnered a lot of attention a few years ago with the development and release of a plethora of minimalist footwear. Then the craze...

TRY YOGA — DOGGIE STYLE!

If you have a dog and practice yoga at home, you may be regularly interrupted by a lick on the face or other shenanigans from your pet. (Anything...

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT YOU RUNNING?

You can run away, you can walk away, you can leave your communication devices behind, but in our ubiquitously Internet connected world there is...

RUNNING SAVED MY LIFE – CAN IT SAVE YOURS?

Anxiety and depression are two very real mental health issues in America. Due to lack of awareness and social stigma, millions of Americans with...

WHY EVERYTHING IN FRIENDS CAN BE RELATED TO RUNNING

Because the greatest show in the world might as well be about the greatest sport in the world. Right? When your running friend tells you...

It is OK to Run in a Sports Bra?

I remember watching the Women’s World Cup in 1999, that famous moment when Brandi Chastain nailed the penalty kick and then ripped off her...

WORRIED ABOUT HILLS? GET OVER IT!

If you’ve mastered the 15-Minute Jog, or are a seasoned runner who is interested in adding some diversity to your training, try this 30-minute plan....

WHY DOES TREADMILL RUNNING FEEL HARDER THAN OUTSIDE?

For some folks, running on the treadmill always feels easier than when they hit the road. And for some, it just feels the same....

COACHES WEIGH IN: SHOULD YOU DO A RUNNING STREAK?

Thinking about starting a running streak? “Why?” is what Atlanta-based running coach Carl Leivers would ask. It’s not that doing a running streak is a bad thing. Leivers ran every...

TAKING A STAND IN THIS “TAKE A SEAT” CULTURE

It’s no secret that sitting for long periods of time is super awful for our hip flexors and overall health. So let’s get on up...

CAN LONG DISTANCE RUNNING HURT YOUR FERTILITY?

Eight years ago, I ran my very first half marathon. It was then that I caught the running bug. Running made me feel alive....

WHEN NATURE CALLS: 5 REASONS NOT TO HATE ON RACE PORTA-POTTIES

Certain things happen before a race. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 5K or marathon, the pre-race rituals are always present. They begin with...