Runner’s World+ Membership Benefits: Workout, Fitness, Equipment Tips

Runners World+ is a close-knit community as passionate about running as you are. Through RW+, we’ve expanded the ways we can reach you beyond just stories in a magazine and on a website, delivering more unique benefits to help you run faster, stronger, healthier and longer. happy.

🔓 When you become a RW+ memberyou :

  • Unlock all stories, curated training plans for any race goaltop tools and gear reviews at RunnersWorld.com
  • Receive every print issue straight to your inbox
  • Receive a weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive tips from Coach Jess and Coach PJ
  • Have the chance to test new shoes and new products before anyone else
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to appear in The runner’s world
  • Get great deals on the running brands you love
  • Save on the swag of the The runner’s world shop, including free shipping on every order

    You want to see what you will experience as soon as you Become a member? Here’s a regularly updated overview of all the latest news and cool events from RW+. Let’s improve together.


    ➡ Run your best half marathon ever

    Kara Goucher’s 1:06:57 finish at the 2009 Great North Run is still the fastest half marathon ever by an American woman.

    Matt Nager

    The half marathon is where speed meets endurance. It’s doable for most 5k runners, but it’s a headache for veteran runners to master. It’s a challenge, not a life-changing commitment. It’s also one of a runner’s greatest tests of courage, but also serves as a 13.1-mile celebration.

    A smart strategy to help you crush your significant other: arrive rested. Olympian Kara Goucher’s biggest mistake sees the half-runners do does not shrink adequately. Two weeks later, reduce the intensity and reduce your mileage by 20-30%. In the week before the race, cut your mileage in half, train at light speeds, and run short runs with a series of four to six easy strides at the end. “The last week should be about feeling good and getting some pop in your legs so you can let your training shine on race day,” says Goucher.

    Whether you are ready to face your first or 50th half, read this new report for learn how to make it your best yet.


    ➡ Member Secrets

    In April, we met a group of members at the 126th Boston Marathon. We held starter races, shared hearty breakfasts, cheered together on race day, and filmed several fun videos.

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    RW+ member Jesse Ruiz of Austin, TX (left) chats with head runner Jeff Dengate (right) during a lifesaving run at the 2022 Boston Marathon.

    John Hamilton

    In a clip, RW+ members reveal their PR-worthy pre-race routines. Jesse Ruiz, of Austin, TX, says he incorporates cross formation into his cone. “Two days before a race, I always go for a bike ride of at least three to six miles,” he says. “Then the night before I’ll do a nice three-mile tune-up run followed by some compression sleeve work.” (Check RW+ weekly newsletter for more opportunities to meet with members.)

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    ➡ The Q&A of the shoe

    Test editor Morgan Petruny saw this question on the RW+ Community Pagewhere members frequently throw training and equipment questions at coaches, staff members and experts.

    Q: I’ve been running in a motion control shoe for years. I started with Wave Alchemy by Mizuno, which I loved, but they stopped making it. I am now using the New Balance 1540 and everything is fine. But they are all quite heavy. Is there another non-motion control shoe I should consider? I feel like stability shoes have come a long way and could be lighter.

    —Neil Thomas, London, Ontario, Canada

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    New balance

    A: For those wondering, motion control shoes offer the most support possible when it comes to running shoes. And it’s true that there are fewer and fewer models, firstly because they are too heavy! I invite you to take a look at some of the current stability models. I wouldn’t want you to get addicted to another motion control shoe and delete it again. Plus, I think you’ll get the support you need from a stability shoe, in a much lighter and more comfortable package.

    Looks like you’ve had good luck with New Balance in the past, so I recommend the Fresh Foam X 860v12. It’s going to feel a lot lighter than the 1540 you’re currently using, and it doesn’t skimp on cushioning. And New Balance has plenty of width options.


    ➡ Member Spotlight: This Mom helps new parents get back on track after pregnancy

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    Laurel Golio

    Colette Berry was not prepared to run after giving birth. So she made it her mission to help other women avoid her complications.

    Berry, a pre- and post-natal personal trainer, says that during pregnancy you should train for the surprisingly physical movements you’ll face, like bathing a baby. “First, master the basics with bodyweight squats, deadlifts, and lunges,” she says. “Then add weights and combine them into compound movements.” New parents spend a lot of time on the floor, so practice standing with an offset weight. Make sure to articulate yourself at the hips and avoid rounding your back by keeping your core engaged.

    Find out how Berry guides her clients through three stages (prenatal, labor and parenthood) and gives them the tools to return to exercise safely. (When you become a RW+ memberyou will have the opportunity to appear in The runner’s world.)


    ➡ Run harder and longer with this bodyweight workout

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    RAJ HATHIRAMANI

    Members can’t stop clicking it full body calisthenics training by Raj Hathiramani, certified running coach at the Mile High Run Club in New York. Not only will the rhythmic, equipment-free routine target “big muscles” like the hamstrings, but the combination of moves will also reinforce good running form by helping your upper and lower body work together more effectively, according to Hathiramani. Try the workout on your next cross-training day or before you go for a run.


    ➡ About Runner’s World+

    Since the first day, The runner’s world strived to be the definitive, evolutionary manual to becoming a better racer. We are enthusiasts who want to transmit the pleasure of running to everything runners: beginners, sports students, joggers, confirmed competitors… all those who have put on a pair of shoes in search of improvement. But the way we talk to you—through training tips, in-depth gear reviews, and inspiring stories—has changed over time, which is why we launched our membership program, The runner’s world+in 2019. Join today!

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