Telluride Retreat Helps Women Stress Less So They Can Run More

  John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” The quote is ubiquitous, and yet that makes it no less true for many runners I know who feel drawn to alpine environments. While running high-altitude mountain trails isn’t easy, there’s...

How Sleeping Well Helps You Avoid Running Injuries

Nothing shuts down the joy of running faster than an injury. Knee or hamstring pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and stress fractures are common among runners. Many injuries can keep you off the trail, as you often can’t run through them and may...

The Key to Better Running is Less Effort

How much of your daily stress do you carry with you while running? Are your shoulders up around your ears, hands clenched, feet slapping the pavement? Most of us are unaware of just how emotional and mental stress contributes to physical tension. But it’s there,...

How Running Helps Women Break the Stress Cycle

  It’s no surprise that Americans’ stress levels are on the rise. This is especially true among women, according to reports by The American Psychological Association and other organizations that track the different ways stress impacts men and...

Stressed Out: When running poorly isn’t due to overtraining

Jayne Perkins, 42, of Alexandria, Louisiana, never had a major setback. Then, while training for her 10th trail marathon, she felt she was running poorly, despite being sure she wasn’t overtraining. Then came a persistent case of plantar fasciitis. And then it...