Once a month, going on at least 7 or 8 years now, the postal service really makes my day. The latest Runner’s World issue arrives in the box and I turn into little Ralphie, who has just received his special mail order decoder ring, (qualifier: RW is so much better than the Ovaltine commercial message Ralphie unveils).
I have learned a tremendous amount about running over the years through RW, and have thoroughly enjoyed the various stories and special interest reporting that is included. I read cover to cover and haven’t been disappointed a single month, (especially when I catch the renewal rate at $1 / issue!) That said, I honestly believe this month’s issue is the best that I can recall. I strongly encourage everyone to take a look. Pick it up at B&N, or catch it at the library, or become a fan of the RW facebook page and over the next month they will provide most of the articles through releases in their posts.
First, and foremost, this edition is about the big “C”. Everything from medical studies, to various data, to survivor testimonials (think Lance Armstrong, Deena Kastor) to really inspiring biographies (think Terry Fox, Grete Waitz). Of course, it is loaded with non-cancer related topics and articles, the best of which might be either the Run Your Best Fall Marathon or the Cooling Foods piece. All good stuff. Enjoy!