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need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.(5 posts)

need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.gtx
Dec 6, 2001 12:01 PM
Any thoughts on Jeff Galloway's Book on Running? Or any thoughts on Runner's World vs. Running Times magazine? This is for someone getting back into running after many years. Thanks for any ideas.
re: need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.Js Haiku Shop
Dec 6, 2001 12:40 PM
haven't read galloway's book. i have read some of hal higdon's stuff, none of the books, though, and was working through his marathon training plan in '98 fall/winter-'99 spring.

http://www.halhigdon.com
http://www.halhigdon.com/#Books

haven't read running times, but runner's world has some substance, however, seems somewhat akin to bicycling or men's health. then again, it's a rodale publication, so what can you really expect? not complaining, i'm a resubscriber to bicycling, and do get runner's world off the shelf from time to time.

on other miscellaneous gifts, consider "Thor-lo" runner's socks. haven't tried them myself, but have a friend who swears by them. he says get the low-cut full-thickness pair, not the "Lite Runner." the full version supposedly has a blue buttom (cushion).

three other things that made a world of difference for my running fun: full tights actually made for running (nike), thin-yet-warm runner's gloves (these go only to the wrist), and synthetic tops (jerseys are to cycling as synthetic tops are to running).

good luck.
re: need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.gtx
Dec 6, 2001 12:49 PM
thanks! Yeah, I'm trying to figure out if Running Times is better and less annoyingly generic than Runner's World.
re: need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.DINOSAUR
Dec 6, 2001 8:01 PM
I subscribed to Runners World Magazine when I made my short fling back to slapping asphalt. I found it was a good read, a lot more content than Bicycling Magazine. I find it hard to believe that they are both published by Rodale. I've also read text from Galloway's book, it would be my first choice over the two.
re: need x-mas gift ideas for runners--books, mags, etc.gtx
Dec 6, 2001 9:46 PM
Thanks Dino! Just ordered Runner's World and will order the Galloway book.

-Hank