Women's Running3 min citite
Keep Your Tank Full
Right before toeing the line for my first cross-country state meet, my coach brought our team into a huddle and pulled out a black marker. He told us that today our only task was to “empty the tank.” “Don’t leave one ounce of energy in your being whe
Women's Running4 min cititeMedical
The Power of Zzz’s
Despite the seemingly cure-all benefits of a good night’s sleep, our culture has taken on a peculiarly apathetic attitude toward shut-eye. In fact, the World Health Organization has declared a sleep loss epidemic across industrialized nations. What’s
Women's Running1 min cititeDiscrimination & Race Relations
Alison Désir
When Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by two white men while he was out for a run near his Georgia home, Alison Désir couldn’t believe that nobody was acknowledging the travesty. The mental health coach and founder of Harle
Women's Running8 min cititeBiology
A Female Runner’s Guide to Eating for Energy
There are two key rules to a diet that will properly fuel your running goals. Rule no. 1: You have energy stored in your body. Rule no. 2: You replace that energy once you use it. When you have enough energy, running should feel effortless. You’ll no
Women's Running4 min cititePsychology
Factors that Affect Your Sleep Quality
Assuring a good night’s sleep starts the minute you wake up, or even earlier. That’s because you have a powerful internal 24-hour “clock” that affects your behavior and bodily functioning, including digestion, body temperature, and the sleep-wake pat
Women's Running2 min citite
Emma Coburn
Some athletes put their heads down and focus solely on training and racing. Emma Coburn doesn’t fault them; she’s done it herself. But at this point in her career, as she prepares to make her third Olympics—the bronze medalist steeplechaser believes
Women's Running1 min cititeMedical
What’s The Deal With Supplements?
Pre- and post-workout supplements are often billed as quick nutritional fixes, but any dietitian will tell you that the majority of your nutrients should come from—surprise—real food. In some circumstances, though, supplemental nutrition can serve as
Women's Running1 min citite
Does Your Sleep Position Matter?
If you have lots of miles on your legs: Sleep on your side, with a pillow between your knees. It can relieve tension on the spine by distributing compression in the body more evenly on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and intervertebral discs, says B
Women's Running1 min citite
Tatyana Mcfadden
Rising Phoenix, a documentary released by Netflix in August, traces the history of the Paralympics from its origins in 1948 through thrilling competitions at Rio in 2016. It also highlights the backstories of nine athletes, including co-producer Taty
Women's Running1 min cititeMedical
Troubleshooting Your Energy Dips
“Am I dehydrated?” Even mild dehydration can affect your energy levels, mood, and ability to think clearly, according to studies conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory. "How long has it been since my last meal?" How
Women's Running3 min cititeMedical
Simple All-Day Habits for a Better Night’s Sleep
Yup, that includes Saturday morning. “People should maintain a consistent wake time to help stabilize their circadian clock,” says Atwood. It’s so important that you can now set up your sleep schedule in Apple Health and lock in your alarm in the Clo
Women's Running4 min citite
Sally Bergesen
In 2007, Sally Bergesen had an idea for running shorts that didn’t poof, and a big question: What would it look like to start a running apparel company by women, for women? The difference would start with the clothes. They’d fit right, move well, and
Women's Running3 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Ready to Carb Up?
Carbs can get a bad rap, but the truth is, they’re a runner’s best friend. Simple ones, like fruit or sugar, provide quick hits of energy and can replenish tired muscles. Complex carbs, like oats, deliver consistent energy for fewer spikes and slumps
Women's Running3 min cititePsychology
How to Get the Best Sleep With the Time You Have
You should get eight hours of sleep at night, rising promptly with the sun (no snooze button!) and forgoing caffeine of any sort. LOL, right? For most of us, this “ideal” scenario is far from realistic. Nurses have to work ever-changing schedules, ne
Women's Running2 min citite
Allyson Felix
More versatile products. Developed by women, for women. That’s a trend Allyson Felix wants to see more of in the future. And that’s what she’s helping to create with Athleta. Since joining the brand in late 2019, nine-time Olympic medalist Felix has
Women's Running3 min cititePsychology
Pressing Reset
AS I SIT DOWN TO WRITE THIS, it’s mid-December and I am utterly, thoroughly, completely exhausted. Not just the kind of tired that results from a few sleepless nights (though, that has certainly contributed); it’s a kind of tired that seeps and cemen
Women's Running2 min citite
Fresh-Air Fitness
You know that magical sensation when the sun kisses your face, the air is fresh, and you’re soaking up nature’s soothing energy while in the midst of a kick-ass workout? You can head out your front door right now to drop into that bliss—seriously, ev
Women's Running2 min cititeMedical
Sleep-Better Aids
1 MATTRESS “I think there are lots of great products in this space,” says Dr. W. Christopher Winter, president of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He notes that this can actually be overwhelming for consumers. Cut through the clutter wit
Women's Running1 min citite
Martha Garcia
Martha Garcia got her start in fashion footwear. When she joined Deckers in 2015 and full-time at Hoka One One in 2016, it wasn’t a natural fit. “I questioned why I was working with them to be quite honest,” Garcia says. “I felt very intimidated by t
Women's Running1 min citite
Women's Running
Editor-in-Chief Jen Ator Managing Editor Jessica Campbell-Salley Senior Writer Erin Strout Associate Editor Malissa Rodenburg Art Director Heidi Carcella Senior Designer Thomas Erny Photography Director Brad Kaminski Photography Editor Hannah DeWitt
Women's Running1 min citite
Step Into Winter
Life’s been hard, which is why we’re starting with something easy. If you can walk, hike, or run, you can snowshoe. Add at least six inches of snow, strap snowshoes to a pair of running shoes, and go. That’s it! You can walk, you can hike on your fav
Women's Running1 min cititeWellness
Smart Shopping Tips
Evaluate Your Needs: Rather than just buying the latest product that claims to help you sleep like a baby, make sure it’s something that can help with your specific sleep challenges, says Zeitzer. “If ambient noise is waking you up, a sound generator
Women's Running1 min citite
Jenny Taylor
For an outdoor brand rooted in high-performance technical gear for alpine sports like skiing and mountain running and heavily marketed to men, making women feel welcome isn’t an easy task. But at Salomon, VP of marketing Jenny Taylor and her team are
Women's Running2 min citite
Seeing Santa Fe
DID YOU KNOW? Santa Fe, New Mexico, rests in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains at an elevation of 7,199 feet. This makes it the highest capital city in the United States and an ideal spot for altitude training and trail running. WHY SAN
Women's Running2 min citite
What To Know Before You Go
The first is that your stride may need to be wider to accommodate the width of the snowshoes. This will depend upon the model of snowshoe you use. The more surface area you have, the more float you achieve. So, for deeper snow, go for a wider shoe, a
Women's Running6 min cititePsychology
Where to Put Your Energy in 2021
There’s no getting around it: 2020 was an exhausting year for all of us, especially from a mental standpoint. With a vaccine in the works, 2021 is looking up, though the COVID-19 pandemic still doesn’t have a clear end in sight. But the new year shou
Women's Running2 min citite
Alison Wade
Every Monday morning, running fans open their inbox in eager anticipation. At around 5 a.m. Eastern, Alison Wade’s Fast Women newsletter arrives. Since its launch in January 2019, the roundup of news and race results—often topped with Wade’s smart co
Women's Running1 min citite
News You Can Use
Elite female runners report their best performance following menstruation. The takeaway: According to researchers, most of the women in the study reported that they didn’t know prior to tracking how their menstrual cycle affected their performance. T
Women's Running2 min citite
Find a Smoother Stride
Cross-country skiing, also known as Nordic skiing, has two disciplines. Classic is the traditional form and it’s generally done in tracks. It almost looks like walking on skis—it you’ve used a Nordic machine at the gym, it was based on classic cross-
Women's Running11 min citite
Running With Her Whole Heart
As she swung around the 1.3-mile loop in front of Buckingham Palace for the ninth time, Sara Hall tossed her watch over to her husband, Ryan. Stuck in no-woman’s land at the 2020 London Marathon, the lead pack a minute ahead and a chase pack 45 secon
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