“It’s not my race, it’s her race:” What it’s like to guide a visually impaired runner for the New York City Marathon

October 17, 2019 at 08:21PM by CWC Imagine spending the better part of the calendar year training for a marathon. Early mornings, or possibly late nights, logging double-digit miles, feeling so depleted from long runs and speed workouts that all you want to do is nap and eat. Perhaps you battle adverse weather conditions, dodge … Continue reading “It’s not my race, it’s her race:” What it’s like to guide a visually impaired runner for the New York City Marathon

11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

October 13, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC The common refrain in any runner’s life is this: “My hips are SOOOO tight!” Unlike ultra-bendy yogis, pavement-pounders have ongoing issues with stiff muscles from head-to-toe. And the area just below the elastic of your leggings, your hip flexors, may be one of the creakiest spots in your … Continue reading 11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

I’m a cardiologist—this is why I’m running my third marathon in November

October 10, 2019 at 06:49PM by CWC Here’s a startling fact that I’m confronted with every day: Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in this country, and up to 80 percent of it is preventable. The amount of exercise we get as a society is really low—a fact that … Continue reading I’m a cardiologist—this is why I’m running my third marathon in November

I’m an 80-year-old runner and I’ve broken 17 World Records—this is how I train

October 04, 2019 at 04:26PM by CWC Even though I live in a small town, La Canada, near Pasadena in southern California, in the foothills of the mountains, I haven’t hiked since I was a Girl Scout. I would much rather run. Growing up in Brooklyn, we played in the streets: hide and seek, tag, … Continue reading I’m an 80-year-old runner and I’ve broken 17 World Records—this is how I train

An elite runner swears by an oldie-but-goldie recovery routine to amp up her rest days

October 01, 2019 at 09:18PM by CWC In fitness eras past, bragging about your gym gains was all the rage. Now, the real flex is how well you recover. That’s why we tapped Melissa Wolfe, a coach at New York City’s Mile High Run Club, to hear all about how she decompresses her body in … Continue reading An elite runner swears by an oldie-but-goldie recovery routine to amp up her rest days

This paleo eggs Benedict will make you want to stay in for brunch every weekend

October 01, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC If brunch is the highlight of Sundays, the lowlight is the lethargic feeling you get after scarfing down a plate of heavy food. And while we’re all for afternoon naps, sometimes sluggishness just doesn’t jive with your productivity goals for the day. The solution? Healthify your favorite dish, … Continue reading This paleo eggs Benedict will make you want to stay in for brunch every weekend

This lower-body stretching series is the perfect warm-up for runners

September 30, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading This lower-body stretching series is the perfect warm-up for runners

I’ve had a funeral for every pair of running shoes I’ve ever owned—here’s why

September 24, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Whenever the time comes to retire an old pair of running shoes, I repeat the same ritual. Laces in hand, I carry my sneakers to the trash, drop them inside, and proceed to ugly cry for the next 20 minutes. The waterworks portion of the footwear funeral might … Continue reading I’ve had a funeral for every pair of running shoes I’ve ever owned—here’s why

Your official 10K training meal plan, because something needs to power all those runs

September 23, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In high school, I thought the pre-track meet spaghetti dinners were reason enough to take up running. Piling a plate high with noodles and beef-laden tomato sauce to fuel up for a whole two laps around the track (I ran the 800 meters) seemed like an idea I … Continue reading Your official 10K training meal plan, because something needs to power all those runs

This 10K training program will get you up and running in only 5 weeks

September 23, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Traci Copeland is a Nike Master Trainer and run coach based in New York City. She’s created this five-week program that will have you eyeing the finish line of a 10K, whether it’s your first time lacing up or you’re an old pro. Train with us over the … Continue reading This 10K training program will get you up and running in only 5 weeks

Running in the rain is an inevitable part of training—here’s how to keep it comfy

September 13, 2019 at 02:30PM by CWC I’ll use just about any excuse not to go for run: “The air quality isn’t great today.” “My allergies are acting up.” “My cats will miss me too much.”  So, I am definitely not one to lace up my trainers when the skies open up and let it … Continue reading Running in the rain is an inevitable part of training—here’s how to keep it comfy

An artificial intelligence running coach helped me run farther and faster

August 30, 2019 at 01:44PM by CWC When I used to envision the future as a young child, I pictured hovering cars, very advanced, Jetsons-style robots, and lots of artificial intelligence action. So when news of an artificial intelligence-based fitness app came across our desks at Well+Good, senior video producer Ella Dove (who’s always down … Continue reading An artificial intelligence running coach helped me run farther and faster

You’re not imagining it—broccoli is giving cauliflower a run for its money

August 29, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Ever have a flashback to when kale wasn’t cool (#tbt)? Well, there’s a new crew of superfoods about to hit your plates and IG feeds. We teamed up with Ocean Spray to clue you in on the trends. Learn about all six craze-worthy foods here, and keep reading … Continue reading You’re not imagining it—broccoli is giving cauliflower a run for its money

Good news for your 10,000 steps: Power walking is as good of a workout as running

August 28, 2019 at 04:46PM by CWC On days when I just do not feel like working out, I’ll typically either opt to run very, very slowly, or walk very, very quickly. During one recent treadmill trot, I started wondering if slow running and power walking had different benefits. They’re both easier than kicking the … Continue reading Good news for your 10,000 steps: Power walking is as good of a workout as running

What a marathon runner wears to protect her eyes and face all year round

August 27, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC My name is Hilary, and I am a former Floridian. However: despite spending roughly 18 years of my life in the sunshine state, I rarely ever wore hats. Sunny, humid, 90-something degree summers? “Bring on the rays!” declared teenage me. Fiercely squinting my eyes, I forever loved basking … Continue reading What a marathon runner wears to protect her eyes and face all year round

12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

August 24, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Sure, leggings may seem like the perfect seasonless wardrobe staple, but try walking home in them after a sweaty bootcamp when the temperature is over 80 degrees. Not so comfy anymore, are they? In times like these—or as I like to call it, summer—it’s running shorts to the rescue. They … Continue reading 12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

What to look for when you’re buying running shoes for flat feet, according to a podiatrist

August 20, 2019 at 07:34AM by CWC There’s nothing more important than landing in the right pair of shoes for your gym pursuits. That often starts with knowing what kind of foot you have. While “flat” and “high-arched” aren’t exactly as thrilling as discerning, say, your Myers Briggs personality type, they do matter. For the … Continue reading What to look for when you’re buying running shoes for flat feet, according to a podiatrist