Inside this issue: October 2014

Runner's World - October 2014 issue

For everything you need to know on running an ultra marathon, getting over race nerves plus our brand new shoe guide, don't miss this issue. 

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Shoe guide

Our extensive tests reveal the run down of the shoe for you. 

Rise of the ultra runner

Ultra races are on the rise. From a tiny niche at the edge of the running world, the extreme is becoming mainstream. So what’s compelling so many of us to go long? 

Maranoia

Is that sniffle the first stage of pneumonia? Is that slight knee niggle a ruptured tendon that’ll keep you out of Sunday’s race? Sounds like an attack of acute maranoia, but RW has the prescription to get you to race day feeling positive, ready and raring to go

The users guide to the ankle 

Your ankle-protection plan should go beyond spotting potholes. Strengthening the surrounding muscles and improving your neurological control over the joint will boost performance and help you sidestep everything from minor sprains to tendonitis. 

Weird science 

Dr Brent Ruby’sunorthodox experiments are raising questions about the limits of human endurance. RW steps into his lab.