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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO
RUN TO LIVE
CROWD SOURCE • ROOTING FOR OTHER RUNNERS CAN ACTUALLY BOOST YOUR SPIRITS AND PERFORMANCE.
WELLESLEY SQUAD SECRETS • THE FAMOUS WELLESLEY COLLEGE CHEER ZONE, OR “SCREAM TUNNEL,” IS NEAR MILE 13 OF THE BOSTON MARATHON. STEAL THEIR SIDELINE TIPS.
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GET HIP • BRUSH UP ON A FEW TRAINING BASICS TO KEEP YOUR FLEXORS LOOSE AND STRONG SO THEY WON’T SLOW YOU DOWN.
GO-TO OPENERS • Running coach Amanda Nurse shares her five favorite hip stretches for runners. Do them after a run or on an off day.
HOW TO OWN YOUR RUN • EXPERT TIPS ON PERFORMING WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE—NO MATTER YOUR SIZE, DISTANCE, OR PACE.
PAIN, PAIN, GO AWAY? • WHY A CORTISONE SHOT MIGHT NOT BE THE MIRACLE DRUG YOU THINK IT IS.
TREAD WATER • THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT GEAR
WHAT THE FOAM? • SOFT AND BOUNCY MIDSOLES ARE THE HOTTEST FEATURE IN SHOES RIGHT NOW. HERE’S WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUR RUNNING.
FOAM’S EVOLUTION: A VISUAL HISTORY
ON THE RUN • products to keep runners moving
CAN YOU OUTRUN A BAD DIET? • IF YOU THINK A DAILY EXERCISE HABIT GIVES YOU CARTE BLANCHE TO EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT, THINK AGAIN.
UNDERNEATH IT ALL • These tests help measure your health—and all are affected by diet.
OATS WITH THE MOST • TRY THESE SAVORY MIX-INS TO GIVE YOUR GO-TO GRAIN A UNIQUE UPGRADE.
BOSTON BITES • FIVE MUST-EAT TREATS FOR RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS VISITING BEANTOWN FOR MARATHON WEEKEND
A RUN THROUGH HISTORY • TRAVELING INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD’S PAST IS WHAT SPARKS THIS NEW YORK CITY RUNNING GROUP’S WORKOUTS.
A BRONX TALE • HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BOROUGH’S RUNNING HISTORY
ANIMAL INSTINCTS • WHEN THE “CRAZY CAT LADY” ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A HARD-CORE ULTRAMARATHONER
Ask Miles • He’s been around the block a few times—and he’s got answers.
EVER FORWARD • ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BOSTON MARATHON WIN, FORMER RUNNER’S WORLD EDITOR-INCHIEF AMBY BURFOOT SHARES THE LESSONS THAT HAVE STUCK WITH HIM.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 MARATHONS • THE DISCOVERY OF A “NEW” CONTINENT INSPIRED THIS 71-YEAR-OLD TO RERUN THE WORLD THIS YEAR.
BACK ON THE ROAD • AFTER A NEAR-DEADLY COLLISION, DEAN OTTO THOUGHT HE WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN. NOW HE LOGS WEEKLY MILES WITH THE SURGEON WHO SAVED HIS LIFE
Unfinished Business • Shalane Flanagan ran the race of her life at the 2017 New York City Marathon. Retiring then would have meant going out on top. Instead, she’ll line up in Boston this month to take care of some
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REALLY SHOW UP • Rachel and Abby were in a life rut. Rather than make small, tepid changes, together they took on a big, audacious challenge—their first ultra—and seeing it through changed everything.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN
5 WAYS TO FIT IN RUNNING
DIRT HEROES • The four best trail shoes of the season will help you tackle any off-road adventure.
FIND YOUR POWER • Adding the right explosive exercises to your workout can make your next run feel lighter and faster than ever.
DO IT RIGHT • JUST SAY NO TO THESE COMMON PLYOMETRIC MISTAKES.
Therapy at Your Feet • Running puts everyone in a better mood. But for some of us, the miles are a real aid for depression and anxiety.
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