“What is your favorite 50 miler and what inspires you to keep doing them?” This was a question that I was asked on the pre-race panel at the North Face Endurance Challenge, just outside of Washington, DC. As a newbie to the ultra-scene, I had never raced anything above a marathon (and still haven’t). I [...]
As someone who loves running books, I was excited to read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. The book, written by Christopher McDougall explores the running culture of the Tarahumara, an Indian tribe in Mexico, known for their amazing endurance and running abilities. The book [...]
A few weeks ago, I was on the metro dressed in the usual running skirt and pearls, when a guy in his early 30’s turned to me and said, “I really like the title of the book you are reading. I wish I had that problem.” I was reading Diary of an Exercise Addict, the [...]
A review of hair ties and headbands for running.
iRunFar Readers, you may remember Elyse Braner from her review of Lululemon’s Sergeant Jacket. Well, after that review, we had discussions with Elyse about her being iRunFar’s first intern. Intern my eye! What follows is first piece from iRunFar’s newest contributor! Look for more pieces from iRunFar’s first female voice in future Elyse’s Closet posts. [...]