Running

Minimize injury risk and improve your power with these hamstring exercises. The hamstrings are an important 2-joint muscle that acts at both the hip and knee during running. Since they are a powerful hip extensor, they play a major role in propelling the body forward with each stride. They also bend the knee following toe-off
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Physical therapists around the country are offering remote sessions—which can sometimes be better than being there in person. About two weeks ago, Sonja Peneueta threw her back out moving a car seat. This isn’t her first rodeo with back problems, so she tried figuring it out on her own. But by the time she realized
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Brisk walking—especially uphill, with a pack—may be your path to bulletproof running legs. Want stronger, more injury-resistant hamstrings? Perhaps, in addition to traditional strength work, you should do more walking—especially brisk walking…particularly uphill. That’s right: One of the big benefits of hiking is stronger hamstrings. Walking, experts say, uses hamstrings more strongly than does running.
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Strava’s new feature leverages its vast database to automatically create runable loops that match your criteria. This week, Strava rolled out a new feature that creates automated routes from any location on earth. While its full usefulness will have to wait until we can travel again, Summit subscribers can discover routes from their current location,
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The ballooned outside skin is your body’s way of preventing infection. A blister forms because you’ve ruptured cell tissue and released plasma (the fluid in a blister), and the ballooned outside skin is your body’s way of preventing infection. To Pop or Not to Pop? If you pop a blister, you risk infection. If you
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An easy, common-sense approach to finding your max heart rate without a laboratory stress test. Never has so much been given to so many. Smart watches, smart phones, and smart apps produce reams of valuable intelligence. People have so much more data than ever before at their fingertips to use—if they are smart enough to
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Arch pain could be caused by something as simple as your running shoes, but there are other factors that could make finding a solution more complicated. Arch pain during running is often a combination of multiple factors: Lack of arch support, impaired muscular control of the lower extremity, a dysfunctional pronation pattern, impaired neural mobility,
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COVID-19 Update Dear Women’s Running reader, With the cancellation of events across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to provide an update to the Women’s Running community about our plans for the coming weeks and months as it relates to our collective safety and our ongoing coverage. Our Safety Women’s Running is
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Here’s how to build a better nap. We’ve all been there—passed out on the couch after a long ride, drool dripping from the corner of the mouth. Few things are more satisfying than a nap after a long, hard workout. It’s easy to assume simple fatigue is the sole reason we conk out, but there’s
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