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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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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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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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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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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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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Many new runners don’t feel that “real runners” respect them if they aren’t running the entire distance. When implemented correctly, however, alternating running and walking is an effective training method that can help you increase your fitness faster, with less chance of injury. Even more advanced runners can benefit from walking breaks to recover from
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For runners, sore muscles come with the territory. If you can’t handle tender calves and aching hamstrings, you shouldn’t run. In fact, according to surveys, muscle soreness is one of the major reasons non-runners don’t run. While you can’t avoid muscle soreness completely as a runner, there are things you can do to lessen it.
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