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.
MILK AND COOKIES MILE • Here at Runner’s World HQ, we always look to go the extra mile. We ran a Taco Mile in May (basically a Beer Mile, with tacos) and a Beer Mile in June. After those, er, successes, we moved on to channeling holiday spirit.
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A CALL TO ARMS • A STRONG UPPER BODY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS TRAINED LEGS TO RUN FAST AND EASY. TO GET IT, REACH FOR THE HEAVY STUFF.
HOW HEAVY IS HEAVY? • NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHY TO PUSH IT ON THE WEIGHT, HOW FAR CAN YOU GO? HERE’S HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HEAVY REALLY MEANS FOR YOU.
YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN • HOW TWEAKING YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHT CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE PEAK PERFORMANCE.
MANTRA LIBS • From the popular sayings that pepper your Instagram feed to the clever phrases scrawled across message T’s, you don’t have to look far for self-talk inspo, but these five expert tips will help you craft a watertight running motto.
FLEX FOR SPEED • RUN FASTER WITH THIS EASY, PROVEN TWEAK.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR TOES • To flex more naturally, do these drills three times a week, in between warmup and workout. For skips and dribbles, LoPiccolo recommends 2 x 15 meters with a 15-meter run between each.
COLD COMFORT • DRY AIR AND ARCTIC TEMPS CAN MAKE BREATHING A STRUGGLE DURING OUTDOOR RUNS. THIS BOSTON RUN COACH SHARES HOW TO COPE.
STARTING FRESH • NEW BEGINNINGS CALL FOR BRIGHT BASICS THAT BOOST MOTIVATION.
SHOW YOUR COLORS • HEY, GUYS—SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BREAK FREE FROM BASIC BLACK. TRY THESE RICH, MODERN, EASY-TOPULL- OFF HUES.
GET YOUR GREENS • TRY THESE CREATIVE (AND EASY!) WAYS TO UP YOUR SPINACH GAME.
RUN TO EAT (AND COOK) • WORLD-RENOWNED CHEF MICHAEL SOLOMONOV TALKS SWEET TREATS, ISRAELI FOOD, AND HIS FAVORITE PHILLY RUNNING ROUTES.
Zahav’s Hummus • “In Israel, hummus is a meal and snack staple. It’s easy to change it up—for breakfast, top with a sliced hard-boiled egg for extra protein.”
Pargiyot with Onion Marinade • “Pargiyot are boneless, skinless chicken thighs. These skewers are a quick, easy recipe that can be made the night before or morning of.”
Traditional Israeli Salad • “Add crumbled feta and your favorite bread for a quick Israeli breakfast.”
Tips to Eat—and Indulge—Well
MUNCHIES FOR MILES • NO MATTER YOUR SNACK NEEDS, FOOD AND NUTRITION EDITOR HEATHER MAYER IRVINE HAS YOU COVERED WITH HER FAVE PICKS.
GOOD TIMES ON TAP • THIS FEISTY, FRIENDLY, BEER-LOVING RUNNING CLUB MAKES EVERY THURSDAY FEEL AS CELEBRATORY AS ST. PADDY’S DAY.
SLÁINTE! • THE FLYING IRISH RUNNING CLUB LOVES A LOCAL PINT—HERE’S WHAT DOWLING AND HIS MEMBERS ARE DOWNING RIGHT NOW:
ROCKER CHIC • A NEW YORK CITY RUNNER USES GEAR TO CONVEY PERSONALITY AND EDGE.
RUNNING WITH VALOR • A DOUBLE-AMPUTEE VETERAN COMPLETES AN EPIC 31-DAY JOURNEY.
A RUNNER FOR THE AGES • THIS 102-YEAR-OLD TRACK STAR SPILLS HER LONGEVITY SECRETS. HIGHLIGHTS: SQUATS AND COGNAC.
FOUNTAINS OF YOUTH • MISS IDA’S KEYS TO LIFELONG RUNNING:
IN THE FAST LANE • THESE CORVETTE EMPLOYEES HIT SERIOUS SPEEDS—AND NOT JUST IN THEIR CARS.
Ask Miles • He’s been around the block a few times— and he’s got answers.
LESS REALLY CAN BE MORE • MY FRIENDS KEEP TRYING TO CONVINCE ME THAT RUNNING LONG EQUALS RUNNING BETTER. I’M HERE TO DECLARE: “NOPE.”
Smash That Wall • How to bust down the...