Runner's World Issue 6 2020

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.

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inside knowledge

JENNY HITCHINGS RW+ Member p.32 My best performance was running 2:46:10 at the Eugene Marathon at age 47. I learned that age was just a number, and I truly believed that with hard work and dedication, I had a shot at the Olympic Marathon Trials. I was 10 seconds shy… ALSO: Don’t think about how far you have to go, think about how far you’ve already gone. ADDIE BRACY Runners Alliance p.34 I’ve been reminded many times to focus on myself and not get too caught up in the comparison trap—either with others or with previous versions of myself. That can be hard to do in such an objective sport, but I put a lot of effort into appreciating where I’m at right now regardless of where I once was or where others are. ALSO: I’ve had…

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drew dawson

NEWS & GEAR EDITOR GET OUT THERE PRODUCTS I’M USING RIGHT NOW 1 / Saucony Kinvara 11 $110 You can’t go wrong with the Kinvara: It’s lightweight, soft, and smooth heel-to-toe. This is my third edition. 2 / Balega Enduro Quarter Socks $14 Socks are just as important as shoes. Treat your feet right. 3 / Patagonia Endless Run Shorts $79 A men’s compression short with deep pockets on your glutes that don’t let anything bounce around. Who Inspires Me Michael Wardian. He enjoys running just for the joy of it. He races but also has awesome adventures, like playing Madden on his treadmill and running to every store in his favorite Washington, D.C., franchise, District Taco. And he does these things every weekend. Dude is a legend. CRAZIEST PLACE I’VE RUN Up a 6,000-foot mountain road in…

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morgan petruny

TEST EDITOR TOO FAST FOR THE KIDS ’ RUN, TOO SLOW FOR BOSTON PRODUCTS I’M USING RIGHT NOW 1 / On Running Mid Socks $20 Guilty of sock doping. The right length and a cool pattern make me feel fast. 2 / Garmin Forerunner 45 $200 I’m a minimalist when it comes to GPS watches. Push to start, push to stop. 3 / New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon v2 $120 Came for the lightweight bounce, stayed for the wide toebox that loves my flipper feet. MY STEADY ROUTE (WITH SOME COVID-19 EDITS) Before Covid, I’d string together a series of parks and trails in the Lehigh Valley, PA, for a massive weekend long-run route. It was a mix of gravel, road, hills, dirt, and sidewalks that kept things interesting for miles. I don’t do it on the weekends…

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alicia thomas, 41

JACKSON, MISSIS SIPPI MAKE THE CHOICE AND TAKE THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE RUNNER’S+ MY HARDEST RUN… Consists of a lot of days. With arthritis, times can be tough when my legs are swollen and hard to lift. But I press on, running until the stiffness is out and the swelling subsides. MY STEADY ROUTE My neighborhood. Though the roads are rough (lots of potholes), I love the trees, the view, the crisp air, and the ability to run back home, letting my children see me sweat—and smell the accomplishment of hard work. LOL! FAVORITE PIECE OF RUNNING GEAR My SPIbelt. I try not to hold anything in my hands due to my arthritis. WHAT GETS ME OUT THERE Life motivates me to run, to run more and longer. In this day and age, life is obviously not promised.…

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felixander negron, 35

BOSTON KEEP GOING! RUNNRE’S+ PATIENCE OR PUSH? Patience. When I first started running, I gave myself unrealistic goals and soon realized that, like many things in life, running takes time. I was pushing myself to go for longer distances without properly training. Over the years, reading Runner’s World articles about proper stretching, form, and hydration has helped make me a stronger runner. My Running Style in Three Words ADVENTUROUS, FUN, EASYGOING. Favorite Postrun Fuel Dave’s Killer Bread. I’ll toast a slice of the 21 Whole Grains and Seeds loaf, then spread some crunchy peanut butter and add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. MY RUNNING PARTNER: ELLA THE CHIHUAHUA During our first 5K together—the 2014 Bark in the Park 5K in Media, PA—someone yelled out, “Did a chihuahua really just run past me?!” Ella and I have since done a…

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the inside lane

THIS MONTH, WE’RE celebrating the much maligned “dreadmill.” I’ll confess, in the past I’ve viewed a treadmill as a tool I’d use only out of necessity—or when we were testing machines to review. I’d rather be outside, I figured, watching nature pass by, rather than staring at a red dot slowly blinking around an oval on a console. But stay-at-home orders this spring changed that thinking for many of us, as it was far safer and more convenient to get in mileage without leaving the basement or garage. If you also had kids at home, it became nearly impossible to sneak out for a run, and your treadmill became a lifeline. If you’ve shopped for a treadmill during the pandemic, you likely learned they were nearly impossible to find as supply was quickly…