|The Runner's Field Manual is overflowing with practical tips you'll use every single day — much of it learned the hard way through real experience! For example...|
|Go ahead, toss 'em in the washing|
machine. It might seem crazy, but water won't
hurt them. Your shoes' only true enemy is heat.
(Translation: Do not put them in the dryer.) See
page 67 for the best way to dry out wet shoes.
|Try this as you approach an aid station during a race: As you grab the water cup, hook your index finger into it and pinch the sides. This will form a sort of spout, making it easier for you to drink. If the aid station offers both water and a sports drink, don't confuse the two. You definitely don't want to pour sports drink down the back of your neck. We speak from experience here.|
|Use "running the tangents" like so when|
you encounter bends and turns on the road. (It
works in real life, too — try it at the supermarket.
You might bruise a few shins with your cart, but
you'll shave precious time off your
|When you need to go when you're on the road, get as far off the road as possible and stand or squat behind the largest, densest tree or shrub you can find. And make it quick. Most of all, don't squat near this. And whatever you do, don't use it to wipe.||
|The Runner's Field Manual is over- flowing with practical advice for better running... and thanks to RUNNER'S WORLD's own Mark Remy, it's written in a laugh-out-loud, "truth is stranger than fiction" style only runners will understand!|
form for smooooth,
kit—what to have
at home, in your cartrunk, and in your race-weekend suitcase. Page 18
Why a jacket with a zipper is your friend in inclement weather. Page 26
Smart tips for running uphill... and down. Page 31
Running on the beach — it’s fun and rewarding if you follow these 3 simple tips. Page 39
Brilliant organizing tips to keep your running stuff from crowding you out of house and home. Page 68
The runner's shopping list — section by section of smart picks. Page 76
Can drafting make you run faster? See page 88.
3 simple rules every safety-minded runner should follow: C-P-R. Page 101
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