Running

When I saw the photo of Shalane Flanagan’s new son through adoption, my heart leapt the way a mother’s heart does at the sight of a newborn. But I also felt a special connection to little Jack himself. Like him, I was adopted at birth. Growing up, being adopted was the most extraordinary thing. For
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“Don’t need no hateration, holleration / In this dancerie / Let’s get it percolatin’, while you’re waiting…” The Mary J. Blige lyrics came out slightly muffled from the speaker of the early generation iPhone. My mom held the phone between the two of us—both of us donning cheap plastic tiaras from the Claire’s in a
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The better weather, higher mileage (running is now our only outlet), stress of working from home, and/or energy expended from chasing kids around all day, probably means that you’re experiencing a big appetite right about now. Combine this with being cooped up at home all day, and you might find yourself wandering into the kitchen
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These days, you may not be able (or want) to go to a track for a workout. But you still want to do some speed work in this age of social distancing. We’ve got you covered with four coach-recommended speed workouts you can do anywhere. Not only can you do these speed workouts alone in
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Every runner wants to get faster. You get faster by training faster, but speed can kill—putting a quick end to your performance dreams if you get injured or burnt out. Enter hills. Running hills can provide a foundation for speed and allow for a smooth, safe transition to later-season, intensified speed workouts. When you’re just
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Although we really should be honoring her 365 days of the year, Sunday, May 10th (aka Mother’s Day) is the day dedicated to showering the amazing mothers in our lives with love and presents. Mothers, whether they are our own, or your wife, sister, or friend, can be difficult to shop for. Flowers, candy, or
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With the world pandemic keeping us from experiencing trail running in ways we’re used to—perhaps exploring favorite or new trails, or traveling to races near and far—some of us might be missing our usual doses of adventure and inspiration. This Friday, May 1, at 5:30pm PST, Rainshadow Running’s Trail Running Film Festival is showing a
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As anxiety levels across the nation skyrocket due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, running may be the closest thing we have to a mental health panacea. While races may be canceled and running groups split apart by social distancing mandates, getting out to run regularly is as important as ever. It’s the chill
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Stability used to mean clunky and controlling. No more. These six new models vary in how they create support and the level of control they exert, but all are lighter, springier, sleeker and downright faster than yesterday’s stability training models. And they’re not just for over-pronators anymore—most of these models’ stability devices stay out of
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To become a runner, it’s quite simple: All you have to do is run. But if your aim is to improve as a runner—whether that means getting faster, going further, or running without injury—you’ll need to run with purpose. At the very least, runners should mix up their speed and terrain with each run to
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“Energy return” became mainstream in our vocabulary about seven years ago following the introduction of the Adidas Boost, but it has been a desired characteristic of running shoes for far longer. Today’s “super shoes” stand at the pinnacle of bouncy cushioning, but many less expensive and more durable training models are utilizing rebounding foams, experimenting
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