Questions for Runners

Almost all the runners I know like to talk about themselves–that is, about their experience as a runner. When was the last time you sat around with a group of runners and DIDN’T discuss your past injuries, awesome races, awful races, that time on your run when you were seized with the absolute need to locate […]

Five Ways to Celebrate National Running Day

Today, June 4, is National Running Day! To help you make the most of your celebration, I’ve put together a list of ways you can participate in the festivities. Run long(er). If you typically go out for 3 miles on your run, push forward to 4 or 5. You don’t know how far you can […]

Ride the Wind 100M/50M/25M

There are 100-milers, and then there are HUNDRED MILERS. The former are often run on groomed, short loop courses, studded with aid stations and Porta-potties, and are difficult just by their very nature. (Running 100 miles under any circumstances is not for the faint of heart or tender of foot.) The latter, those that merit […]

First Aid Kit for Runners

If you run, it’s inevitable: sooner or later, you’ll be picking yourself up off the pavement/trail/track and wishing you had whatever it is your particular injury requires for patching up. I’ve put together a list of first-aid items that I’ve found helpful, and sometimes essential, in that post-whoops moment. For convenience, you can gather these […]

Review: The HydraQuiver from Orange Mud

Product name and make: The HydraQuiver from Orange Mud Function: Bounce-less, slosh-free hydration pack Specs: Price = $84.95, hydration capacity of 21-26 ounces, nylon construction Form: Top-notch construction. Nothing shoddy about this piece of gear. Durable and reliable. Fit: Spot on for (petite) me; ditto for my average-size female friend; snug and a little restrictive […]

Autumn Trail Running in New York

Running trails in New York from late September to late November bears some similarities to snake handling: It produces an exhilarating rush brought on by confronting your mortality; It makes you suspect a little bit of divine back-patting every time you do it successfully; and There are actual snakes involved. In leaf-drop season, the exposed […]