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
ERIN BENNER • ART DIRECTOR // MY 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER CAN BEAT ME IN THE MILE (MY DOG CAN, TOO)
JACOB MESCHKE • EDITORIAL FELLOW // STILL MADE FUN OF FOR WEARING SOCCER SHORTS ON RUNS
The Inside Lane
How to Identify—and Recover From—Overtraining
Why the 5K Is Better Than the Marathon
NAIL YOUR BEST 5K
The Best Ways to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints
FOAM ROLLERS WE LOVE
FEEL GOOD, RUN BETTER: RECOVERY JUST GOT EASIER
Savor the Secret Language of Running
WHY THE LINE
LOOK GOOD WHILE GOING FAST
Build the Ultimate Marathon Go-Bag
MOLLY HUDDLE’S FINAL COUNTDOWN • IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO A MAJOR MARATHON, THE ELITE RUNNER HAS THE SAME NERVES AS MANY MIDPACKERS. HERE ARE HER TIPS FOR COPING.
2018 GEAR OF THE YEAR • EXHAUSTIVELY TESTED AND INSANELY COOL, THESE 15 PRODUCTS DELIVER AN UNRIVALED BOOST TO EVERY RUN.
IT WILL MAKE YOU A NO. 1 HERO • AFTER A DECADE OF CLOSE CALLS, DES LINDEN CLAIMED HER BIG WIN. IT ONLY STOKED HER FIRE FOR MORE.
Think Your Way to a Better Marathon
NO. 2 The Worst Thing You Can Do Isn’t Even That Bad
THE BANDIT’S MANIFESTO
NO. 5 It’s a Reason to Travel
KEEP THE RACE FROM TAKING OVER YOUR ENTIRE TRIP • Bart Yasso, retired Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World, spent 31 years traveling to 40 races a year. Here, he explains how to master the race-cation.
NO. 6 YOUR RUN SQUAD IS THE FAMILY YOU CHOOSE • For the past 14 years, the Ebony Eagles have run countless miles and supported each other through marriages, divorces, births, and deaths. Their latest accomplishment: sending four members to conquer this year’s grueling Boston Marathon.
THE GEAR THAT HELPED THEM GET TO BOSTON
NO. 7 IT’S AN EXCUSE TO GET A NEW WARDROBE • Look good and feel great—like real fast and zero chafing—with these Runner’s World staff picks for marathon day.
No. 8 It’s Your Excuse to Be Irrationally Anxious! • The time before a big race lends itself well to terminal neuroticism. Tapering, especially, gives us extra time to freak out. So for those of you imagining race day catastrophe, here are some helpful tips on how to accomplish absolutely nothing.
No. 9 THE TAPER MAKES YOU HUNGRY FOR RACE DAY
No. 10 IT CREATED THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME • ELIUD KIPCHOGE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF RUNNING BEAUTY.
Kipchoge’s Absolute Dominance
NO. 11 THE SIGNS!
The Minimalist’s Survival Plan
No. 12 You Can Run It With Almost No Training
No. 13 Because it takes over your life, and it’s awesome
15 NO ONE CAN RESIST THE MARATHON • In 2016, Gwen Jorgensen claimed America’s first Olympic gold in the triathlon. Instead of becoming the first female triathlete to defend her title at Tokyo 2020, she set an even more audacious goal: gold in the marathon. During her build-up to the Chicago Marathon, Jorgensen told Runner’s World why she’s captivated by the race, and how she plans to become the world’s best—again.
No. 16 The Post-Race Feast! • The cravings hit on long runs, in the shower, while you’re foam-rolling. You think about it as you drift off to sleep—visions of frosted pastries, platefuls of seared meats—the meal you’ll eat as soon as cross the finish line. Below, the selected fantasies of marathoners.
No. 18 IT MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE—REALLY!