Tag Archives: women’s running

She’s got it all together

At the early hour of 4:30 a.m., the alarm rings and she stirs in bed. Then come the contact lenses and the hair cinched into a ponytail. Through the clothes drawer she searches out a sports bra. Then socks. Matching socks … Continue reading

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10 unconventional takes on running

I was a runner before Runner’s World existed. We welcomed the magazine, which long ago joined the likes of Track&Field News, the “Bible of the Sport”, which offered no training tips or advice. Runner’s World rushed into that niche along with early … Continue reading

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What do the numbers say about women’s and men’s running?

So while women have closed down the pace gap in a relative short time through increased participation opportunities and a continuing growth in the sport, there is still at least a 10% difference on average between women runners at both the median and world-class levels. Interestingly, that difference is hardly evident in most races. Wherever women and men race together, the playing field is essentially, perceptually even. Relatively few men can beat the world’s best women runners. Continue reading

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Answer to the creepy question “Who’s following me?”

One of the keen realizations one should have as a male athlete is that we seldom have to worry about who’s following us on the roads or trails. The risks to men while out training are far smaller than those … Continue reading

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Rachel Johnson is a runner, Nordic skier and Ultimate player who knows how to chill

18-year-old Rachel Johnson exemplifies the growing diversity of interests among female athletes in America. In fall she’s a runner competing for Robbinsdale high school in Minnesota high school cross country. From November through February she hits the snow with the … Continue reading

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A New York City Marathon to ponder

By Christopher Cudworth When Midge-Taylor Good received texted photos of cars floating in a water-filled New York City street, she had the good sense to consider that her lifetime goal of running the New York City Marathon might not happen … Continue reading

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Talking Half-Marathon, Women’s Running and Connections

At 8:00 a.m on a Sunday morning, the streets are usually quieter than usual. Perfect time to walk the dog and let thoughts wander. It hardly registered with me that that the wooden street barriers lying near street corners indicated … Continue reading

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