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The Inside Lane
BEING THE SHOE NERD that I am, our September issue is one of my favorites each year. In this issue, you’ll again find our Fall Shoe Guide, which features 30 of the best road and trail shoes just released. It’s a real treat watching this guide come to
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What We’re Running
HEALTH & FITNESS DIRECTOR WORLD’S BIGGEST FAN OF THE SEXY-PACE RUN I can’t handle protein powder that tastes like chalk. This one is as creamy and delicious as a cold glass of chocolate milk, but it contains an optimal 4-to-1 ratio of carbs to protei
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Gear Of The Year 2019
Our test team at Runner’s World has one job—pile miles onto the newest gear and tell you whether it’s worth your hard-earned buck. This year, we found that truly wireless headphones have matured and have batteries with enough juice to last through yo
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Runner's World
Matt Allyn Features Director; Brian Dalek Director of Content Operations; Leah Flickinger Director of Content Creation; Lou Mazzante Test Director; Suzanne Perreault Senior Managing Editor; Jesse Southerland Creative Director Amy Wolff Photo Director
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Nike Zoomx Vaporfly Next%
PRICE: $250 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 6.6 oz (M) DROP: 8 mm Two hundred and fifty dollars is a load of money to pay for a pair of racing shoes, but if you must have the best, spend it on the Vaporfly Next%. It has 15 percent more ZoomX foam underfoot than i
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No Stopwatches. No Rules. Maybe That’s Why these Kids Are Hooked On Running.
TUTEE KPOU HAS SENIORITIS. ON A CRISP SATURDAY morning in late April, the 19-year-old from West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philly shows up to the longest run of his life wearing a green cotton T-shirt from Moe’s Southwest Grill and a ta
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What We’re Running
TEST EDITOR // MAN SEEKING NEW ACHILLES — DM FOR DETAILS I don’t take running that seriously nowadays, so I don’t dig sporty, wraparound shades that make me look like I’m training for a PR. These oversized, Wayfarer-esque sunglasses look good postrun
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Under Armour Hovr Sonic 2
PRICE: $100 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 10.0 oz (M), 8.3 oz (W) DROP: 8 mm Poring over results postrace is the guilty pleasure of many data-obsessed runners. Thanks to the tracking chip in your race bib, you can analyze your splits, and at some races even see
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At 99 Years Old, George Etzweiler Can’t Stop Running
SIX OLD MEN gather for a run in the mountains outside of State College, Pennsylvania. “Old,” of course, is a relative term. If you’re 25, 60 seems ancient. If you’re 55, 60 is the new 50. But by any measure, these runners shuffling down the mountain
Runner's World3 min readFashion & Beauty
The Test Zone
This hat was out of stock for a while—sad times. When I was finally able to snag one, I busted it out for a run at high noon. The brim is pretty wide and flat, which you’d think would look ridiculous on someone with a small head, like me. But it work
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Hoka One One Carbon X
PRICE: $180 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 8.7 oz (M), 7.1 oz (W) DROP: 5 mm Beneath a thick layer of “Profly X” foam (the blue layer) is a Y-shaped carbon-fiber plate, which helps the shoe maintain its rockered shape. It’s split in the forefoot, with the thicke
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The Gear That Changed Everything
WHO Steven Rosenbaum Investment manager, Teaneck, New Jersey WHAT Adidas Adizero Boston, $120 Like most runners, I’m a little bit neurotic. I meticulously log my training runs. I’ll do a lap around the block at the end of my workout just so my GPS hi
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Stop Black Toenails From Ruining Your Runs
Both a bane to runners and—in some strange way—a badge of honor, the black toenail, or subungual hematoma, is actually blood collecting underneath your nail. It can occur from acute or chronic injury, explains Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine do
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New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon 2
PRICE: $120 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 7.7 oz (M), 6.6 oz (W) DROP: 6 mm I have a type, I’ll admit: soft, light, fast. The Beacon delivers all three. I loved the debut model a year ago because it reminded me of the original Hoka Clifton and Saucony Kinvara,
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Buds
EDITORS’ CHOICE WINNER PRICE: $190 STYLE: Truly wireless STANDOUT FEATURE: Ambient sound mode The Elite Active 65t is everything we want in truly wireless earbuds. Our testers achieved a secure fit quickly with the included silicone inserts, and once
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You Don’t Need Expensive Shoes to Get Faster
Five weeks before the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, my coach scheduled this workout: a 2-mile warmup, back-to-back mile repeats at sub-6-minute pace, 30 minutes at just around my marathon pace, and another pair of hellacious mile repeats. I laced up
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Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3
Mizuno’s softest shoes no longer have the signature Wave plate—a rigid plastic layer that transferred energy forward. It’s been replaced by these layers of foam. PRICE: $160 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 10.9 oz (M), 8.3 oz (W) DROP: 10 mm Mizuno rolled out a t
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Club Notes
Blake Montie, 30, of Richardson, TX, won’t let caring for his 2-year-old son be an excuse to skip runs. “My running motto is ‘Run because you can,’ which is a short way of saying, ‘Be thankful you can even do this at all,’” he says. “When I think abo
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Want To Be Lighter On Your Feet?
Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval. Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’l
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Altra Torin 4 Plush
Look under the sockliner in your own shoe and you’ll see a standard strobel layer, a thin piece of fabric or foam that binds the upper to the midsole. Altra replaced it with this thin, bouncy layer of TPU foam for an extra plush feel. PRICE: $140 TYP
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Asics Gt-20008
PRICE: $ 120 TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 10.4 oz (M), 8.5 oz (W) DROP: 10 mm The redesigned GT-2000 8 feels much smoother than its stiff, less-forgiving predecessor. Asics used lighter-density foam for the new shoe; in the forefoot there’s a single, thicker l
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What Is the True Scent of Running?
Every now and then I’ll get a blast of a particular strain of menthol and find myself transported back to Lehigh University’s austere, drably colored indoor track. I’m lacing up my racing flats, hearing the thud of stampeding feet and the whhhisssh,
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