Inside Our February 2013 Issue

Runner's World - February 2013 Issue

Stay lean for life, ace your first race, power up with pancakes, discover the easy steps to a new PB and run strong forever - all this and more in our February 2013 issue! 

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Your First Run

How do you get out for your first-ever run? Step one: abandon all reason, says once-reluctant newbie Marc Parent. Follow his advice to take your first steps.

Think yourself slim

Staying trim doesn’t have to be all hard-graft and iron-willed self-sacrifice. Try some Jedi-worthy mind-control tricks to harness the power of your mental muscle and ‘think’ yourself lean.

Power up with pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday looming, we celebrate a tasty alternative for winter carb-loading with RW’s Complete Guide to Pancakes.

Getting into stride

Upping your stride rate can make you a more efficient and injury-proof runner – is your stride rate too low?

Races of the Year 2012

We salute the best running events of 2012, from the Highlands to the south coast – as rated by RW readers.

Race for Good: Sierra Leone

In developing countries, a new type of race lets you see your fundraising money in action. RW races the first ever Sierra Leone Marathon to see close-up the difference that runners can make.