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    I am one who posted on the previous thread re: RW magazine and I'll say it again (as has been said by most on this thread) RW in no way down grades or trivializes serious, competitive running. It simply is there for the fitness runner (I don't like the word jog or jogger). T&FN, on the other hand, obviously is about serious, competitive athletes. I lov'em both--at age 58 I run 12-15 miles per week at about 10 minute pace and I am an avid follower of competitive,serious track and field.Both have their place. And I personally think that most RW articles are well written and informative and FUN--especially when written by former serious runner, Don Kardong!

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    Remember: all those annoying non-athlete fatsos buy shoes. RW's non-threatening "you can do it" attitude tries to get more people into the sport, and thus sell more shoes. And without those shoes T&FN is still profiling AMATEUR track & field. Like it or not, RW readers make our sport possible.

    I suscribe to it not for any hard news or cutting-edge training advice but as something to help get me up off my butt and out the door. Yes, the writing is often poor and the science is laughable, but they target the "participant" while T&FN profiles the "competitors". I wonder about someone who feels the sport is tarnished just because there are people doing it that aren't terribly serious about it. The old-man basketball leagues I've seen don't make the NBA less meaningful, so why should guys like Rick Majerus running a 5k affect the importance of a GP meet? And don't give me that crap about how it's affected the training patterns of our emerging elite; top athletes in any sport understand how hard you must work, or else they won't be top athletes.

    And I've said many times before that RW's Daily News is basically daily news for track & field, cross country, and road running. It's a must-read for track fans.

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  • 197hjsteve
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    As I said before, we're all friends here, after all the BS is put aside. No hard feelings by anyone anytime I hope.

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    ...and you're such a WINNER, hjsteve!

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    Clearly, I haven't felt proprietary enough about the name to register it. I'm not certain, but I think you can tell from the front page if a name is registered or not (only for those who actually start threads). Looks to me like registered names are in a bold face and the non-r's are italics.

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  • Twister
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    I an not into distance running, but I like some of the information on products and gear in RW. I read it at Borders instead of buying it. Now racewalking I don't understand. Well we all can't be happy all the time.

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    really?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >Huh? If
    >you want to register as "annoying bastard" you
    >can/should do so; nobody else will then be able
    >to use it.
    Except that there are ways around that.

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    >I never said the comment before yours. This is
    >the danger of open unregistered forums. Anyone
    >can type in someones name.>>

    Huh? If you want to register as "annoying bastard" you can/should do so; nobody else will then be able to use it.

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  • 197hjsteve
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    Dear " I hate RW ! "

    I have one word and name for you, evident by your immature hostility to things that are not very important:

    LOSER

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I never said the comment before yours. This is the danger of open unregistered forums. Anyone can type in someones name.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    hence your name

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    I agree with the original poster. We should actually set RW headquarters on fire!

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  • blacklily
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    >I have nothing against people who JOG for
    >fitness... what I have a problem with is a
    >publication that 1) associates this activity with
    >running for SPORT; 2) degrades the sport (and the
    >"fitness activity") by encouring people to
    >embrace the "penguin" mentality to the extent
    >of deliberately sabotaging performance by
    >scarfing down burgers and pizza during a race;
    >and, 3) perpetuates bogus information month after
    >month (new utimate runner's power diet in every
    >issue!) like a FITNESS TABLOID!

    Runner's World
    >is an abomination; an insult to everyone who
    >takes running remotely seriously! Somebody has
    >to stand up to these bogus fatass double-chin
    >having JOGGERS who try to increase their
    >circulation by appealing to America's fatass
    >double-chin having masses!

    The casual runners who I see out & about look pretty trim to me. Where are these fatasses? They don't even run. Even if they did in large numbers, better than them not running at all. Would you prefer they swim or take up tennis?

    You sound like yet another elitist runner who is jealous that RW is doing well in circulation. Casual running IS associated with running for sport. They are obviously not the same -- elites are obviously at a much higher level -- but there is an association. I'd wager that most hardcore runners started out as casual runners at some point.

    The marathon & road race circuit wouldn't even be relatively lucrative for elite runners in the first place, without the casual runners whose registration fees (& the sponsors interested in marketing to them) make up a sizeable portion of these races' prize money! Quit whining. Wouldn't it be more useful to point out its errors rather than bash casual runners & its cottage industry as a whole? Track & field can hardly afford to marginalize a potential fan base, one that USATF & TFN should tap as much as possible.

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    you win - I quit

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