RUNNER'S WORLD is filled with powerful information that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun doing it! Every issue brings you the strategies, tips and advice to fuel your performance, prevent injuries, burn fat, shed stress, and achieve your personal goals.
Knowledge • THIS ISSUE’S RUNNERS & CONTRIBUTORS SHARE A FAVORITE TIP
What We’re Running • OUR IDIOSYNCRATIC BUT EXPERT ENDORSEMENT OF AWESOME STUFF
The Inside Lane
TESTER FOR A DAY
THE TEST ZONE • NOTES, OPINIONS, USEFUL TIPS, AND THE COOLEST GEAR FROM INSIDE THE WORLD’S MOST RIGOROUS SHOE LAB
5 TOP-OFF OPTIONS FOR MIDRACE
How to Carb-Load for Your Next Race
ONE DAY OF CARB-LOADING • Shoot for about 4 grams of carbs for every pound of body weight. Here’s a menu example for the average 150-pound runner.
ACE YOUR 26.2 IN THESE SHOES
Raising the Bar for Boston
RACES TO SCORE YOUR BQ
FIND AN EDGE
BE A BADASS WITHOUT THE INK
Why I Won’t Get a Running Tattoo
PROTECT YOUR ART • Tattoos fade faster when exposed to the sun. But you can slow that process by covering ink that sees daylight while you’re running with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
WANT TO BE LIGHTER ON YOUR FEET? • LOSE THAT EXTRA WEIGHT
MUST-HAVE RECOVERY TOOLS
How Injuries Can Actually Improve Your Performance
NOT INJURED? ADD PREHAB!
THE 25 BEST SHOES YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW
Obsessed • What drives some runners to stockpile more shoes than they could ever possibly wear?
COLLECTIONS BY THE NUMBERS
HIGH SCHOOL STOKE • We asked 161 cross-country athletes, NCAA Division I commits, road racers, run club enthusiasts & trail runners what they love and why.
3 PRO SHOUT-OUTS
THE NEW TRUTHS OF BUYING SHOES
TEST ZONE TIPS
GET MORE MILES
3 PRODUCTS TO KEEP YOUR SHOES FRESH
HACK YOUR SHOES • WE CELEBRATE AND GLORIFY RUNNING SHOES, BUT WE ALSO AREN’T AFRAID TO MODIFY AND CUSTOMIZE THEM. AFTER ALL, THEY’RE A TOOL TO HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS. HERE ARE OUR FAVORITE TWEAKS TO MAKE FOOTWEAR MEET OUR NEEDS.
HOW YOUR RUNNING SHOES WORK • CUT THROUGH THE JARGON AND UNDERSTAND EVERY SQUARE INCH OF YOUR KICKS.
REMIX YOUR KICKS • Raudel Arteaga will combine your two favorite shoes into a perfect hybrid
The Original Sneakerhead • He drew inspiration from octopuses, slept on benches, and built the first running shoe empire.
THE ULTIMATE 10-MINUTE CROSS-TRAINING WORKOUTS FOR RUNNERS! • RUN STRONGER, FASTER — WITH FEWER INJURIES
How to Be a Runner • ACCORDING TO AARON NELSON, 26, PROFESSIONAL RUNNER, BLOWING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA