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Runner's World September/October 2018

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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EDISON ESKEETS, RUNNER, THE 330-MILE TRIBUTE, P. 50 Make sure the front end of your shoes has an extra space from 3/8 to 1/2 inch—it will save your toenails. ARWA ALAMOUDI, RUNNER, SAUDI WOMEN, P.30 Each week, I always cover three different types of runs: intervals, long runs, and recovery runs. This ensures that I don’t exhaust my body with one type of run and experience different running conditions. SOMAYA ALGHAZALI, RUNNER, SAUDI WOMEN, P.30 If we listen, our bodies have a way of telling us when we need more or less of something. When we pay attention to the signs (sickness, niggling or reoccurring injuries, tiredness, or maybe energy to push further), we can give our body what it needs. JEFF DENGATE, RW RUNNER-IN-CHIEF, SHEPHERDED THE FALL SHOE GUIDE, P.57 When running…

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what we’re running

VIDEO PRODUCER //NOT WARMED UP UNTIL THE FIRST 26.2 MILES ARE IN THE BAG 1 / Suunto Spartan Sport $499 I LOVE LOVE LOVED my Suunto Ambit2 I bought years ago. The Spartan Sport keeps up the performance and durability of the old flagship and adds smartwatch sophistication, so I never want to take it off. 2 / Salomon S/Lab Ultra $180 If there was a trail shoe equivalent of the Nike 4%, this would be it. 3 / Black Diamond Z Trekking Poles $100 I used to think that strong runners didn’t use poles. Then I raced in Europe and got passed by runners casually click-clacking their way up the mountain. Great to use as a postrace crutch, too. 4 / North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek…

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what we’re running

TEST EDITOR //LISTENED TO COURTNEY LOVE BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL XC MEETS 1 / Believe Training Journal $22 I track runs online, but also like using journals. This one, from elite runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas, has pace charts, motivational quotes, and writing prompts. 2 / Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor $27 I missed a few stops on NYC’s 6 train reading this—a high compliment when ready to decompress after 9 hours at work. 3 / iPod Shuffle $140 So bummed Apple discontinued it! This one got laundered a couple times and ended up playing only Hop Along’s “Tibetan Pop Stars,” and Perfume Genius’s “Slip Away” the last 12 miles of a marathon. I still play them on a newer silver one. 4 / Hydro Flask 21 oz Bottle $33 I’m trying…

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the inside lane

AS THE PREDOMINANT shoe geek here at Runner’s World, I get asked all the time what I wear. My answer is always the same: “I run in different shoes every day.” And that’s mostly true: As of this writing, I’ve worn 42 different pairs of shoes this year. That’s a little lower than normal, but it still means I’ve rarely worn the same model on back-to-back days. Last year, I had an ambitious little project: Run in a different pair of shoes every single day. (The flaw in my thinking was that it meant I had to actually run every single day!) I fell shy of my goal, making it 257 straight days before taking a break; I ended the year having worn 285 different pairs. But it was fun, and I…

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how to outrun aging

WHEN I TORE my medial meniscus in my 30s, there was a chance I might never run like I had—freely, whenever I wanted, for as long as I wanted, on any terrain, at any intensity. I set a goal: Instead of surgery, I would rehab my knee so I could still run with excellence—and with my two young sons. I set up an appointment with a physical therapist who specializes in working with runners. I did everything he asked, and I learned a lot on my own, too—not just about my knee and my body, but also about how to train as I aged. These lessons are universal, and they benefit anyone who wants to run freely without pain for as long as possible. Here are three key lessons I learned on…

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5 age-defying role models

1 FLO MEILER, 84 / Regularly competes at her state’s senior games in events like the hurdles and pole vault—claiming over 700 medals! 2 GEORGE ETZWEILER, 98 / Has raced one of America’s toughest uphills 13 times—the 7-plus-mile Mount Washington Road Race—including a finish of just over four hours this year. 3 PAUL OLDEN, 64 / When the public address announcer for the New York Yankees got back into running at the age of 60, he decided to run at least one mile every day. His second streak eclipsed 600 days in July. 4 BEGO LOPEZ, 50 / Fulfilled a lifelong ambition to compete at the college level when she joined the NJCAA cross-country team at Daytona State College. (Two of her teammates on the nontraditional team were 42 and 49!) 5 DON WRIGHT,…