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If you enjoy reading PodiumRunner — diving into expert content to make you a better runner and inspire you to PR moments — you should know that we are part of an extensive community of brands that provide similar in-depth advice and commentary for active, adventurous people who enjoy a wide world of outside activities. When you become an Outside+ member, you not only get access to all the exclusive PodiumRunner articles, but you can also read members-only content on our sister brands as well, including Trail Runner, Women’s Running, VeloNews, Triathlete, BETA, Yoga Journal and Backpacker — plus get a host of other benefits.
My favorite benefit (after access to all the exclusive content) are the two VeloPress books you get free with membership. The options are extensive: You’ll have difficulty choosing from books by favorite authors like Matt Fitzgerald, Pete Magill, Brian Metzler, Joe Friel, the Hansons, even one by me. I’ve personally found both The Athlete’s Gut, by Patrick Wilson, and Running Rewired, by Jay Dicharry to be invaluable. My gut has always been a weak link for me — I’m a puker — and Wilson’s book has helped me understand why, and to keep it from sabotaging my running. Running Rewired details essential exercises that fix underlying causes of stride inefficiencies and injuries: I credit it for getting me back on the roads and trail after a knee injury last year. Together, these two books are a $50 value that you get for free with your membership.
But the value doesn’t begin to stop there. You’ll also get a print subscription to Outside magazine and one of 12 other endurance or health titles. You get Gaia GPS Premium to plot routes for backcountry trail running, gear and event discounts, and online fitness courses on topics ranging from climbing skills to yoga — with new running courses on the way soon, like “Optimize Your Stride” and “6 Weeks to a Faster You.” And once you get back on the roads and bag a PR, you’ll get a free photo package from FinisherPix to remember the moments.
All in all, we think it is an amazing package for every runner, and the value goes up with new benefits coming every month. If you’re not a member, join Outside+ today.