There’s limited research surrounding the topic of female marathon performance and menstruation. However, there is evidence to suggest that running on your period may actually improve your performance.
Category: The New York City Marathon
Whether you’ve been running for 10 years or 10 days, you’ve likely gotten this question when disclosing your healthy habit: “But isn’t running BAD for your knees?” It can be hard to argue with individuals who’ve been listening to anti-running propaganda for their entire lives, but fortunately there’s plenty of research to disprove this myth.
How long should your taper be? Researchers analyzed the training activities of more than 158,000 recreational runners to find out.
It’s marathon season! Which means everyone with a race on the calendar is fixated on one thing, and one thing only: The weather. That’s right. Out of all the things you can and can’t control on race day, obsessively checking and rechecking the weather seems to be a runner’s favorite past-time. As a running coach,
Running in the heat can be difficult, and even more strenuous for certain people. But here’s why you shouldn’t immediately dismiss hot weather runs: Studies have found that running in the heat won’t just increase your rate of perspiration (which is helpful for cooling down your body), but it can also increase an athlete’s blood plasma volume, which leads to better cardiovascular fitness.
Allie Kieffer is currently training in Iten, Kenya to prepare for the United NYC Half and the London Marathon. Follow along as she logs roughly 115 miles while living like a local.
Here’s why you might feel sad or upset after finishing a big race — and how you can feel better.
Meb Keflezighi dishes out advice for runners competing in the New York City Marathon.
Sometimes fans think they’re being helpful, but their “motivating” cheers or race signs are actually mentally draining and deflating for runners. To help fans be the best support crew they can be, I polled my runner friends to see what they most enjoy hearing or seeing during a race.
The New York City Marathon is a unique race from start to finish, and one of the things that truly sets it apart from other races is the marathon village where runners congregate before heading to their respective corrals. Here’s how to be prepared.