Self Does Damage Control Over Tutu-Wearing Cancer Survivor

Self magazine is having a rough week dealing with the fall out from their decision to inadvertently make fun of women running a marathon in tutus who were battling cancer. That struggle was made very clear on Katie Tuesday, during an interview with one of the women at the receiving end of their criticism, Monika… » 4/02/14 1:40pm 4/02/14 1:40pm

When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. The day before, the winner of the 3,000-meter race, Gabe Grunewald, had been… » 3/07/14 5:43pm 3/07/14 5:43pm

Anatomy of the Perfect Workout Playlist

On Sunday, I'll be joining 45,000 other idiots in running the Chicago Marathon. In the months leading up to the Big Day, I've woken up early every Saturday to lace up my shoes, struggle into a sports bra and what can best be described as "running spanx", chug water and a few energy cubes, pop my headphones into my… » 10/11/13 1:50pm 10/11/13 1:50pm

Skirt Chaser 5K Might Be the Most Poorly-Named Race Ever

The sonorous Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon once did a bit in which, and I’m paraphrasing (but I could have just as easily ripped this off because the internet is Thunderdome, so YOU’RE WELCOME), he explained very soberly that the words “fun” and run” should never be used next to each other in a sentence because… » 9/22/13 3:00pm 9/22/13 3:00pm

Fitness Apps Are Telling Everyone About How Bad You Suck at Sports

It sounds like a great idea with no downside— a virtual coach that a person inspired to be fit (sigh, fine: "FITSPIRED PERSON") can download onto their phone for very little cost that helps them keep track of workouts and progress over time. Everyone's healthy! Everyone's happy! Everyone's organized! Except, as one… » 9/03/13 6:40pm 9/03/13 6:40pm

Really, Really Long Bouts of Exercise May Be Bad for You

You’ve heard exercise can be good for you, but can it also be bad for you? Maybe! But before you set about burning your running shoes and letting the sweet, delicious smell of synthetic fabrics massage your brain into a semi-psychotropic state of euphoria, you ought to consider the caveat to this apparent win for… » 5/27/13 4:00pm 5/27/13 4:00pm

Women Who Run Are Horrible Fat Wildebeests, Says Swole Bro Trainer

This article on nutritionist, trainer, and human pillar of muscle protein powder D.H. Kiefer's website, Dangerously Hardcore, (HAAADCOOOOOAH) is called "Why Women Should Not Run." Period. Not "Why Women Looking For a More Toned Body Should Not Run" or "Why Women Who Want To Lose Weight Should Not Run." Why? Because… » 5/04/13 3:30pm 5/04/13 3:30pm