The Camino de Santiago…With a 5.5lb Running Pack!
June 29, 2022
• Meghan Hanson
• Camino de Santiago, Spain and France
Note: Click on ‘View Gallery’ to see some of Meghan’s wonderful drawings. My goal: 21 days running 800k along Spain’s Camino de Santiago. I wanted a balance of running, walking when I met someone interesting, sitting and drinking a beer when I felt like it, and sketching in my journal. I also wanted to travel as light as possible. I...
Streak Hits Eight Years
June 13, 2022
• By Mark Lowenstein, Chief Running Officer, Great Runs
A little over a year ago, I shared with the Great Runs community some details about my DIY ‘Fitness Streak’ , defined as a minimum 45-minute, ‘showerable’ activity every day. Outside Magazine did a piece on it when I hit the 2,000 day mark in December, 2019. And in 2021, I shared some stats around the 7-year mark. I’m pleased...
Finding the Best Urban Hills
May 5, 2022
All major cities have their iconic runs—Central Park in New York, the lakefront path in Chicago, the Charles River in Boston—but many of these come up lacking if you’re looking for elevation gain. Competitive runners are often in search of something a little more challenging. After all, hills are the cornerstone of a successful training program, and that training program...
Overcomes Challenge to Run an Ultra
May 5, 2021
• By Helga L.
• New York
Covid cancelled by first Ultra (50k) to have been held in May 2020. I also was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2020, right before the pandemic. I was to run Paris, the ultra and then NYC marathons all in 2020. I did them all virtually but the one that stands out the most for me is the NYC because...
May 5, 2021
• By Asya C.
• Davie, FL
On January 5, 2020, I unintentionally became an ultra marathoner. My longest race to date was the NYC Marathon in November 2019. In January 2020, I felt ready and recovered to start training for a local February half marathon. I was building up mileage and decided to use a local 6-hour ultra race (Vista View 360 Ultra Marathon & Relay)...
A DIY ‘Fitness Streak’ By Your Great Runs Chief Running Officer
May 4, 2021
On June 13, I’ll hit the seven (7) year mark of a self-styled personal fitness challenge. As a life-long runner, I’ve always been fascinated by the myriad running streaks and endurance challenges that runners and other athletes undertake. But I wasn’t sure a pure running streak was for me, so around the time I turned 50 I decided to create...