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Inside Knowledge • WE BEGGED SOME OF THIS ISSUE’S COOLEST RUNNERS FOR THEIR BEST ADVICE
My Running Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & RUN-TESTED WISDOM FROM RW +
Staff Meeting • IN WHICH WE CONVENE THE EDITORS TO SOLVE YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, AND EXISTENTIAL QUANDARIES
Members Only • THE LATEST NEWS AND COOL HAPPENINGS FROM RUNNER’S WORLD +
THE SHOE Q&A • Deputy Editor Jeff Dengate saw this question on the RW+ Community Page, where members frequently fire off training and gear questions to coaches, staffers, and experts.
8 Tips for Efficient, Effective Strength Training
Use Intuition to Bring Out Your Best Performance
HOW TO TAP INTO INTUITIVE RUNNING
Your Guide to Pasta Alternatives
How You Should Chase Your Big Race
How to Take a Running Break (and Actually Enjoy It)
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After Getting Sober, She Found Her Purpose in Running
3 MORE RW + MEMBERS WHO DITCHED OR CUT BACK ON DRINKING
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO Crushing YOUR FIRST MARATHON • Everything you need to know to train smart, nail your fuel, and smash through “the wall”
The Golden Rules OF FIRST-TIME MARATHON TRAINING
OUR FAVORITE MARATHON GEAR
HOW TO AVOID THE Dreaded Wall
PROS TELL US THEIR PRE-26.2 RITUALS
IS THE 20-MILE TRAINING RUN OVERRATED?
THE BEST MARATHONS TO GET HOOKED ON 26.2
I FEARED THE MARATHON. I Ran it Anyway.
HOW LONG CAN RUNNING KEEP ALZHEIMER’S AT BAY? • When legendary endurance racer Mark Macy got his diagnosis, he was told he had two years to live. That was four years ago.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR At-Home Yoga Studio
Gear to Get You Started
Moves to Open Your Hips and Hams • This mobility sequence decompresses the spine while gently targeting your hamstrings, hip flexors, and IT bands.
GEAR • Notes, Opinions, Useful Tips, and the Coolest Gear From Inside the World’s Most Rigorous Shoe and Gear Testing Lab
NIKE ZOOMX ULTRAFLY TRAIL
SAUCONY TRIUMPH 20
ASICS NOVABLAST 3
HOKA MACH 5
MIZUNO WAVE NEO WIND
The Cut Up
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How to Make Activewear More Accessible for Plus-Size Runners
FIT AND FUNCTIONAL
THE COMFIEST ACTIVEWEAR FOR CURVY RUNNERS • These pieces are supportive, breathable, and available in colors other than black.
RW+ MEMBERS CHAT ABOUT PLUS-SIZE CLOTHING • We asked RW+ members what brands can do to make apparel more accessible for plus-size runners. Here are some of their answers.
GEAR OF THE YEAR
TESTER NOTES • INSIGHT, EVALUATIONS, AND HELPFUL TIPS STRAIGHT FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF OUR STAFF, MEMBERS, AND 250-RUNNER-STRONG WEAR-TESTING TEAM
Field Test • NEW GEAR OBSESSIVELY TESTED BY RUNNERS LIKE YOU
club notes • CATCHING UP ON THE MOSTLY RELATABLE TRIUMPHS OF RUNNER’S WORLD + MEMBERS
Running Changed My Life