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Articles by Kara Deschenes

Kara Deschenes is a former collegiate tennis player turned runner, with a passion for inspiring people to be more active. As a health and fitness writer, she often organizes her best storylines mentally while on a sweaty run. When she's not playing on a trail you'll find her soaking in lake life with her puppies. Follow Kara's latest healthy adventures on Twitter .

  • 5 Swimming-Running Races To Try!

    By Kara Deschenes

    It's time to grab your favorite run buddy and dive into this new-style of racing, which combines the sports of swimming and running!

  • 6 Favorite Rock 'n' Roll Races

    By Kara Deschenes

    Find out one race-obsessed runner’s top recommendations from the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, which celebrates 20 years in 2017!

  • How To Move Past "The Wall"

    By Kara Deschenes

    Laura Johns hit the wall at mile 20 of her first marathon and a lot can learn a lot by how she overcame it and became a marathoner.

  • Races That Work To Fight Breast Cancer

    By Kara Deschenes

    Linda Hutkin-Slade is celebrating her five-year cancer-free anniversary sharing favorite races that help in the fight against breast cancer.

  • 5 Trail Races For All Runners

    By Kara Deschenes

    Whether you are a trail veteran or a complete newbie, we've rounded up a list of trail races that cater to different experience levels.

  • We Tried Bear Mattress And Loved It

    By Kara Deschenes

    Its claim to fame is to specifically help athletes recover, so the Bear Mattress naturally landed in the bedroom of two endurance athletes.

  • 6 Relay Races Perfect For Besties

    By Kara Deschenes

    If watching world-class athletes passing the baton gives you a case of relay fever, try these team-centric events.

  • Race Tips For Run/Walking To Your First Finish Line

    By Kara Deschenes

    If you prefer the run/walk method, you can still race!

  • 5 Races That Are Run/Walk Friendly

    By Kara Deschenes

    We chatted with one run/walker to find out what her favorite races in the country are.

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