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.
Inside Knowledge • WE BEGGED SOME OF THIS ISSUE’S COOLEST RUNNERS FOR THEIR BEST ADVICE
PAT HEINE • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & RUN-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF
MOLLY RITTER BECK • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & RUN-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF
ALEXANDER FORSETH, 26 • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & RUN-TESTED WISDOM FROM RW+
LINDA SADLER, 71 • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & RUN-TESTED WISDOM FROM RW+
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The Inside Lane
Flexibility Does Not Equal Mobility, But You Need Both to Run Well
CAN I JUST DO A YOGA CLASS AND CALL IT A DAY?
Redefine What Fast Means to You
The 10-Day Training Cycle Offers More Options, But Is It Right for You?
SAMPLE 10 - DAY TRAINING CYCLE
How I Teach Runners to Have Difficult Conversations About Social Justice
Steal the Mental Strategies of the Fastest U.S. Runners
HOW TO CATCH HISTORY
How to Nurture a Healthier Relationship With Food
THE BENEFITS OF USING A LOG
How to Get—and Stay—Motivated to Run
Practicing What I Preach With Runs
Does Aliphine Have Your Attention Now? • America’s newest marathon star on her decisive Olympic Trials win, her 1,700 beanies, and the thing that makes her “so, so happy”
DEMYSTIFY YOUR HEART RATE DATA TO TRAIN SMARTER, RUN STRONGER, AND RECOVER FASTER • This unique method of training takes the guesswork out of the numbers and allows you to use data to your advantage, without letting it rule your runs.
FIND YOUR PERSONAL ZONES • The average heart rate from your field test is your lactatethreshold heart rate (LTHR). From this number, you can calculate three key zones that Roche emphasizes for training.
How to Not Obsess Over the Numbers
HOW TO APPLY YOUR RESULTS TO YOUR TRAINING
HEART RATE MONITORS WE LOVE
From National Champion to the United Nations: What Lillian Greene-Chamberlain Has Learned in a Lifetime of Running • When Lillian Greene-Chamberlain, Ph.D., was growing up in Harlem in the late 1940s and ’50s, she was told she shouldn’t compete in sports: “You can’t do that; you can’t play that; you might get hurt,” she remembers. She proved naysayers wrong and went on to become the first U.S. national champion in the 440-yard run, as well as the first African-American woman to represent the United States internationally in 400-meter and 800-meter races. Greene-Chamberlain, now 81, later served as the first director of the Physical Education and Sports Program for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 1978 to 1988 and speaks fondly of her time breaking barriers alongside other female athletes. “We didn’t have role models,” she says. “We were our role models. We stepped over hurdles.”
THE NAVAJO ULTRARUNNER AND THE IRREPRESSIBLE BORDER COLLIE PUP WHO SAVED HIM
ASICS METASPEED SKY
NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT
WEAR - TEST REPORT
NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM HIERRO v6
ALTRA SUPERIOR 5
Why You Should Rotate Your Shoes
BROOKS RICOCHET 3
WEAR - TEST REPORT
How to Choose the Best Pack to Stay Hydrated and Be Prepared on Long Runs
What to Look For in a Pack
THE TOP 3 PACKS WE RECOMMEND
TESTER NOTES • INSIGHT, EVALUATIONS, AND HELPFUL TIPS STRAIGHT...