Culture Take A Peek Inside Our Annual Racing Issue Bethany Mavis02/26/2019 Racing season is here! Look for the March/April issue—on newsstands now—to guide you from start line to finish line, with expert-sourced tips, workouts and gear. On the cover is three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson, who is only getting stronger, wiser and faster at age 32—and she shares her secrets to staying at the top of her game for so many years. Pick up a copy to check out the best 20 shoes for spring 2019, the ultimate guide to the Abbott World Marathon Majors (plus a pro preview of the women racing Boston this April) and the best sports fuel of the year in our annual Fuel Up Awards. Also in this issue, you’ll find our monthly dose of nutrition, gear, training, injury prevention, racing and wellness advice to help you get the most of out of your running lifestyle. Happy racing! In our Warm Up section, check out Spartan’s new trail series (launching this April!), plus the hottest new run gear, what the pros are saying, marathons by the numbers and the favorite eats of a nutritionist racing Boston this year. You can also get to know elite runner Sara Hall, who will be toeing the line in Boston this year. In our Travel section this month, we explore Austin as a spring destination for runners and run through some of our favorite (or the most unique) upcoming races in March and April.You don’t have to fear pain, especially when it comes to racing—just check out our “Wellness” page to learn why and how to cope with the good kind of pain when it comes up. Also in our Training section, you can find speed workouts that anyone can do, tips for planning your long runs and strengthening your hamstrings, and the A to Z’s of race safety. Our annual spring shoe review is here! Check out the 20 shoes that made our best-of-list for spring 2019. Also in the gear issue, editor-tested arm warmers for finicky spring weather and the jacquard fabrics trend on run apparel. We’ve declared the best gels, bars, hydration drinks and protein bevvies for 2019 in our annual Fuel Up Awards. Also in the nutrition section, a sports nutritionist shares how to fine-tune your electrolyte needs for racing, and learn what recent research has to say about your need for vitamin D. You can also try out five, simple and flavorful fish recipes. At 32, three-time Olympic track star Jenny Simpson says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. In her feature, written by Sarah Wassner Flynn, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster. The Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) aren’t just for the pros anymore. If you’ve got a fresh pair of sneakers and a valid passport, you can be a “six-star finisher.” Also: Get psyched for watching the Boston Marathon on April 15!