7 articles on inspirational women, mental health, bears, shin splints and self-supported runs

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Elsa Trujillo

For many of you, summer and the holidays are over, and your autumn days are filled with new activities or others that had been abandoned for a few weeks. We’ve put together a new selection of articles that we’ve come across on the web so that you can easily get back into the habit of reading about running.

Our latest selection of articles and videos features three amazing women filmed by HOKA; the many benefits of running for our mental health; and practical advice when running in areas inhabited by bears. We also share ultra runner bloggers’ advice on finishing a race and dealing with shin splints. Finally, our RunUltra article for this week is Andy Mouncey’s how to design you own self-supported adventure.

Women who fly
HOKA’s new film series features three inspirational women ultra runners, who share their personal struggles, their inspiration and their relationship with running.

10 mental health benefits of running
It’s not only stress that can be reduced by a running session. Other mental health issues can be improved also, such as depression, your learning abilities or your memory. Find out which ones in this article.

Preventing the negative
According to Jason Koop, ultra runner and author, finishing a 100-mile race is possible for almost anyone, as long as you practice “success by lack of failure”. Find out how here.

Facing bears
We’ve all experienced that chill when reading about runners facing bears along the trails. This article explains the different reasons why a bear might chase you and what you should and shouldn’t do if it happens.

When you can’t run
Ultra runner Dane Rauschenberg, winner of the 2016 RunUltra Blogger Awards, reflects on what it feels like not to be able to run for a long period of time due to accident, illness or violence inflicted by other humans. Read his post here.

Shin splints
Blogger and ultra runner Audrey McIntosh discovered recently what a real shin splint felt like. Read her post to find out what it is, what can cause it and what the road to recovery looks like.

Plan your own adventure
Our favourite coach, Andy Mouncey, discusses the advantages of creating your own self-supported run. There’s good and bad in taking this step on your lonesome, so read more here to find out how you can develop your first solo running adventure.

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