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My Runners world magazine subscription is running out soon. I am looking at ordering another magazine. I was happy with runners world but now that I am going to do some Tri's I would assume a triathlon magazine would be better.<br><br><b>Which Tri magazine in your opinion is the best?</b>
 

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Well, depending on how many triathlons you do per season, you might decide to go ahead and get an annual membership to USAT instead of daily membership at the races. If you do three or four race the annual membership pays for itself when compared to daily membership added to registration fees. So, with annual USAT membership you automatically receive TRIATHLON LIFE magazine. It’s a quarterly publication. Personally I don’t care for it. There’s never any news in it that I find useful. RandMart suggests that hard-copy mags are passé (unless they’re for reading in the loo). In which case you might be better off subscribing to SWIMMING WORLD, RUNNER’S WORLD, and BICYCLING…depending on how much time you spend in there.<br>
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I primarily use them while at work and while traveling, in which case I don't have access to the internet most of the time. I have read Runner's World for the last year but think I might have more benefit to a Tri magazine over a running magazine and I don't have that much time to read three different magazines. I have a tough time just getting through one in a month much less three. I still haven't finished January's Runner's World.
 

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Inside Tri usually has better training articles then Triathlete. Along with the usual race and product coverage.
 

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Triathlete (also see triathletemag.com, unfortunately "powered" by Active) has some good articles for the restroom mostly focusing on the swim and bike phases, probably because these are more technique driven than straight running. It also has the usual tips on wetsuits, transition, $4000 rims, nutrition as well as race roundups. It seems to have more when compared to the rather sparse Triathlon Life, which discusses the joys of being a USAT member.<br><br>
Buy one off the shelf, to check it out, before subscribing...
 

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I think that Runners World is much better. I was gettng both of the tri mags mentioned and it seemed like it was mostly ads.
 

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I didn't care for the tri magazines. Too much "pro" stuff, that I really don't care about. Lots of ads, and the articles didn't do much for me.<br><br>
I like Runner's World. I need to get a subscription again.
 

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jmho but I prefer Triathlete Mag. Each month they have very good articles on training, nutrition, equipment, etc. the articles seem a little more indepth than in runners world and are usually written by people like Mark Allen, Matt Fitzgerald, and other top coaches.<br><br>
I have a yearly subscription and they frequently have sprint triathlon to IM training plans written by these same people.<br><br>
I cant wait till I get my copy each month<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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I prefer Triathlete to Inside Tri and Running Times over Runner's World.
 

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I use to get Runner's World, but dumped it for Triathlete. I like it much better. I've found I don't really agree with a lot with articles in Runner's World.... but who am I...
 

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If you <i>must</i> read print magazines ... There are are sport magazines and then there are lifestyle magazines.<br><br>
I don't need to explain the difference, except by way of example.<br><br>
As a skateboarder, I subscribe only to "<a href="http://www.concretewavemagazine.com/" target="_blank">Concrete Wave.</a>"<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.concretewavemagazine.com/Winter08_cover.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
It is bi-monthly and only accepts advertising for "hard goods" - the actual stuff that goes on a skateboard [decks, trucks, wheels and bearings] or keeps your from getting busted up [helmets and safety gear]<br><br>
"<a href="http://www.thrashermagazine.com/" target="_blank">Thrasher</a>," mixes the nuts and bolts with attitude enhancement such as DVDs, online video and audio downloads to promote the stoke. With some shoe ads here and there.<br><br>
[sidenote: I had my picture <i>in</i> Thrasher in 1982 as part of their coverage of the East Coast skateboard scene. They had come to VT to witness the New England Downhill Championships, held on one of the roads behind Stratton Mountain. The photo published of me had my name wrong. In attendance was Jake Burton - y'know Burton Snowboards?!"]<br><br>
"Skateboarding" and "Skateboarder" are lifestyle/fashion magazines; more concerned about getting kids into PacSun and Hollister stores to buy Hurley, Volcom and DC hats that actually teaching them how to ride. If you want to be a poseur; here is your source.<br><br>
Running Times, Inside Tri, TrailRunner, and Track & Field News vs. Runners' World, Triathlete and Outside.<br><br>
A simple guideline: If there's a number on the cover ... "10 Best ..." "25 Ways To ..." "20 Great ..." or the word "SEX"<br><br><i>JUST PASS!!!</i>
 

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I get Runners World, Running Times, Colorado Runner, Triathlete, and Inside Triathlon. I used to also get Bicycling and Velo News. I also get a couple skiing magazines, and several cooking/recipe magazines. I've always been an avid reader.
 

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I get RW and Triathlete. Mainly because of lack of other reaing options in english. They go to my mom's house and she sends them on along with some others for the ironmate. For pure reading pleasure I think RW is a tick better, as I find it less of a commercial. Of course with one sport how much advertising can you sell? Both are sometimes questionable from training, but I think that is because the are trying to make money. If they were to print tried and true training principles month after month after month, who would buy it? So, they print all kinds of wild hair stuff.<br><br>
Triathlon life? what is that rag? I have seen two issues and I have yet to find anything inside that is even moderately interesting.<br><br>
Oh, and I'm sorry, but after the first year of Triathlete I quit reading Tinley's column. I find there is not a single coherent thought in there. Maybe I just don't appreciate good writing, but I have given up. Sometimes I skim the first paragraph, then give up. It seems like senseless rambling. Not unlike this post is becoming. Don't you get what I mean, when there is line after line of yapping that are not held together by anything but the english language?
 

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Do you like Colorado Runner?<br><br>
My library never has anything but maybe Runners World and a bicycling mag.
 

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Do you like Colorado Runner?<br>
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Yes, it has articles about Colorado events, trails, etc., that would never have coverage in a national mag.<br><br>
I doubt a library would have half the mags I read and even if they did it would not be convenient to go. However, the statement seems to have been made in jest.
 
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