Friday, September 4, 2009

Runner's Almanac - Day 20

The Pasadena Marathon registration fee is a steal at $72. Registration at this rate is available through labor day only. Pasadena is a lovely place to run. Here's hoping that this year's event will not be tampered by rain as it was last year. Check out the Pasadena Marathon website for registration information.

Also, I just received October's issue of Runner's World magazine. I was pleasantly surprised with September's cover which featured a gorgeously chiseled male runner, who is a local elite from Southern California. Most of my delivered issues feature women on the cover. Is this a marketing strategy, where women subscribers receive more women on their covers than men, or do most covers just feature women? October's issue is a great read so far; including an article on healthy eating from PBS and New York Times food writer Mark Bittman (turns out, he's a runner too). Blog readers may recognize him as one of the chefs who travelled with Mario Batalli and Gwenyth Paltrow to Spain for a PBS cooking documentary program. Interestly, this new issue mentions that the Sarah Palin "I'm a Runner" interview from a few months ago is now the most popular online story in history. Check it out here.

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