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Women's Running

Women's Running May 2019

As the only women-specific running magazine, Women’s Running is the go-to source for fitness-minded females who are chasing their dreams. Women’s Running empowers the ever-growing community of women runners to live a healthy lifestyle through editorial content focused on running, fitness, nutrition and wellness.

United States
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
blue skies ahead

AS THE COVER SHOOT CREW GATHERED IN FRONT OF NICOLE CURTIS’ HOME IN STUDIO CITY, CALIF., we all commented how perfect it was that the shoot was falling on the one sunny, non-rainy day we’d had in months. Yes, we SoCal residents realize we’re completely spoiled by our weather. (San Diego, where Women’s Running is currently based, gets 266 days of sun a year.) But the start of 2019 was unusual, with more rainy days than sunny, and it certainly affected how much we ventured outside—and our mood. (Is this what it’s like to live in the Pacific Northwest?!) Whether you enjoy three months of perfect weather a year or 10, a run in the outdoors can serve as a mood booster like nothing else can. Even short runs can help…

1 min.

Real Runners ELLIE ABRAHAMSON MAY BE NEW TO THE PROFESSIONAL RUNNING WORLD, but that doesn’t make her any less determined to make her mark. According to the newly minted Atlanta Track Club Elite pro, launching a career in running wasn’t on her radar as a possibility until she started making serious progress during her senior year at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After a disappointing 169th-place finish in her first cross-country invitational as a college freshman, the next few years felt like a battle to reach what Abrahamson felt was her true pace—especially when she compared herself with her speedy younger sister. Abrahamson explains how an unexpected coaching shakeup and the determination to see her training through led to a sudden windfall of PRs during her senior year—and eventually a…

1 min.
let’s get social!

Women’s Running @Womens Running @WomensRunning Magazine Women’s Running Magazine OLYMPIC DREAMS Alexi Pappas shares what it was like to bring the Olympic experience to the silver screen for her new film, Olympic Dreams. MAGICAL MILES Ready to run a Disney race? An insider offers her tips on how to make the most of the experience. BEST DISH For a healthy burrito recipe you can enjoy year-round, try this meal from Kimberly Parsons’ new cookbook, The Yoga Kitchen Plan. RUN-SPIRATION These running YouTube channels inspire viewers to reach for their goals with each new video. What could be better?…

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best bobble

If you show up to the Portland Sea Dogs Minor League Baseball game on May 15, you have the chance to take home a Joan Benoit Samuelson bobblehead (available to the first 1,000 fans at the Hadlock Field ballpark in Portland, Maine). It’s part of a giveaway series of bobbleheads featuring notable Mainers, and this year marks the 35th anniversary of her Olympic gold medal (she won it at the 1984 Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles). The legendary runner also has titles for the 1979 and 1983 Boston Marathon on her résumé, plus she won the 1985 Chicago Marathon, with her time standing as the American record for 18 years. In 1998, she founded the iconic Beach to Beacon 10K road race. Fans will also get to see Samuelson, who…

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bay to breakers

This funky 7.5-mile (12K) race across San Francisco bills itself as the world’s longest annually held footrace. Held on the third Sunday in May, it’s one giant celebration of everything San Francisco. It also includes some funky traditions—like tortilla tossing and costumes, to name a few. 1912 First year Bay to Breakers was held 110,000 Number of participants in 1986, setting a Guinness World Record 40 Pairs of Blues Brothers ran the race in 1985. Thirteen runners dressed like salmon ran the course backward that year. The salmon run is a tradition to this dayl!…

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rest easy

Your favorite fizzy tablet makers just came out with a product geared toward recovery and relaxation between workouts. Featuring magnesium and tart cherries—in addition to key electrolytes—these tablets promise to reduce inflammation and stress, improve muscle recovery and help you chill. Magnesium has been shown to keep muscles and nerves functioning properly and help the body manage both life and exercise stress. Tart cherries are rich in melatonin, a phytochemical that can improve sleep and can naturally trigger more melatonin production in your body. Try dissolving one of the non-GMO tablets in 4–6 oz. of water, and drink it before bedtime (we’ve found it especially helpful when traveling for fighting jet lag!). Rest debuts in two flavors: lemon chamomile and blackberry vanilla. $6.99 for 10-tablet tube, nuunlife.com…