I got a magazine subscription to Runners World as a gift a few months ago. Mind you, this is one of several magazines that we get on a monthly basis at our home but it’s the only one that I look forward to getting and will read cover-to-cover in a matter of days. It’s full of great information for beginning to advanced runners; everything from training information, to nutrition, shoes, apparel, injury prevention (red alert! Ana’s favorite read), and always a fantastic read on someone noteworthy in the world of running (coaches, runners (past or present)). I’m just always impressed. This month my favorite articles are “After the Fall”, a story about Zola Budd, the barefoot runner who was blamed for Mary Decker’s Olympic loss in 1984, and “Technical Support”, a review on various new sports bras (hope some of my neighborhood ladies are reading this one).
If you’re just getting started with running, pick up a copy at your grocery store or bookstore. I promise, you’ll be hooked.
And for anyone from Runner’s World who may be reading, I’d love to see a write-up or article on running for vegetarians (nutrition needed for varying distances a vegetarian runs; i.e. someone logging 50 miles a week is going to need a different amount of protein, calcium, etc… than say someone who only runs 3 – 5 miles every other day).