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.
I don’t talk a lot about body image–not because I don’t have thoughts on it, but because I don’t want to say the wrong thing or be insensitive. However, the fact of the matter is that I was incredibly insecure about my body for a long time. Unfortunately, I think this is an issue that
I applied, got accepted, and started going back to school (across the country) in 2018, so I didn’t get to write as much as I would’ve liked to. Regardless, here are my favorite editorial bylines from the last 12 months. 1. Pushing for a PR Sabotaged Me. Here’s How Embracing Failure Led to Better Results
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While spring races are wonderful, they also mean you must power through many cold weather runs. Of course, winter running isn’t easy. It’s difficult to get out the door when it’s cold outside—or worse, it’s snowing and/or there’s ice on the ground. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for cold weather runs and to
Choosing a running-related New Year’s Resolution can be difficult. As I started to think about what mine would be for 2019, nothing immediately came to mind. I feel like the most common running resolution is to achieve a personal record or personal best in a specific race distance. However, I feel like that run resolution
Taking on the challenge of a new goal is no easy feat, but with the correct training and preparation, there’s an incredible opportunity to have a wonderfully rewarding experience. Of course, that’s not to say that taking on whatever distance you’ve set your sights on won’t come without its difficulties. However, with the correct mindset
It’s hard to compare a race where I felt literally invincible for 90% of the time (San Francisco) to this one, but I’m grateful for the experience because not only did it give me a much-needed break from finals, it also gave me the opportunity to test the waters in a situation where I’d usually play it safe.
My friend Erin and I have a set of rituals for our weekly early morning runs. It involves multiple 5 a.m. alarms, a quick accountability text, a subway commute that always seems to get delayed, and sometimes, a twinge of regret (why do we torture ourselves so early?!). Once we’re finally ready to run, the excuses begin:
When my boyfriend broke up with me unexpectedly in the spring of 2016, I needed to do something drastic to deal with my emotions. So I signed up to run the New Jersey Marathon a week before the race in an attempt to qualify for Boston. I believed that the validation of a BQ would help