Which tri mag(s) should I subscribe to?

Which tri mag(s) should I subscribe to?

Post by Bobbi » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Happy Holidays everyone,
   I was wondering if you would share which triathlon magazines are your
favorite (worth subscribing) and which ones aren't worth subscribing to.
I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?  I have been
reading books, but would really like some fresh stuff every month.  P.S.
I already get Runner's World.  Which are your favs?
 
 
 

Which tri mag(s) should I subscribe to?

Post by Mafua » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?

If you only want to get one tri mag i
reccommend Inside Triathlon over
Triathlete.  But i subscribe to both.

I also subscribe to Swimmer Fitness
and love that one.

Rob

 
 
 

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Post by Trid » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> Happy Holidays everyone,
>    I was wondering if you would share which triathlon magazines are your
> favorite (worth subscribing) and which ones aren't worth subscribing to.
> I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?  I have been
> reading books, but would really like some fresh stuff every month.  P.S.
> I already get Runner's World.  Which are your favs?

I read Inside Tri, Fitness Swimmer and Swimming, but don't
subscribe.  I do subscribe to Triathlete, Competitor, Bicyclist
and Running Times.

If you have not seen Competitor, you ought to check out the
Website, www.competitor.com. It is a triathlon focused local mag
for SoCal, but the articles are worthy no matter where you live,
bonus points if you live in SoCal or visit there regularly.

Rob
--
Rob Blomquist aka TriDog
Seattle, WA

http://www2.jps.net/~robbo

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Foste » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I subscribe to Inside Triathlon, and find it very informative.  It is heavy
on the race schedules and results (both international and local), but also is
spiced with "how to" articles.  You might be able to get a good feel for the
mag by checking out the web site at www.greatoutdoors.com/insidetri/
Dave
Quote:

> Happy Holidays everyone,
>    I was wondering if you would share which triathlon magazines are your
> favorite (worth subscribing) and which ones aren't worth subscribing to.
> I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?  I have been
> reading books, but would really like some fresh stuff every month.  P.S.
> I already get Runner's World.  Which are your favs?

 
 
 

Which tri mag(s) should I subscribe to?

Post by Dave Ra » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I do most of my tri-related reading on the web and right here at r.s.t.  For
my subscription dollar, I enjoy Runner's World and Outside.  The latter
especially satisfies my recommended monthly allowance for excellent print
journalism and really interesting features.  When I pick up a tri mag at an
airport or otherwise, I usually get through it too quickly and don't get
much out of it.  Just me and my reading habits, I guess.

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by George Hluc » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Bobbi,

I would subscribe to Inside Triathlon.  It contains race schedules,
event coverage, and good training info.

I occasionally pick up a copy of Triathlete since it has nice, glossy
pics.

Quote:

> Happy Holidays everyone,
>    I was wondering if you would share which triathlon magazines are your
> favorite (worth subscribing) and which ones aren't worth subscribing to.
> I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?  I have been
> reading books, but would really like some fresh stuff every month.  P.S.
> I already get Runner's World.  Which are your favs?

 
 
 

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Post by Mosi » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Bobbi,

> I would subscribe to Inside Triathlon.  It contains race schedules,
> event coverage, and good training info.

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And the February Inside Triathlon issue has the All-American list. I
recognize a lot of names, even my future Prom Date---- CONGRATULATIONS
ALL:-)

D.J.  "someday"  (IRONKID)

 
 
 

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Post by Cervelo Cycle » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Happy Holidays everyone,
>    I was wondering if you would share which triathlon magazines are your
> favorite (worth subscribing) and which ones aren't worth subscribing to.
> I'm considering Triathlete, but wonder if others are better?  I have been
> reading books, but would really like some fresh stuff every month.  P.S.
> I already get Runner's World.  Which are your favs?

If fresh is important to you, it seems that Inside Triathlon is a bit quicker
to report on races than Triathlete. Then again, you would miss out on great
articles about laser eye correction or an article that mainly covers
Michelie's husband, dog, car and sponsor Reebock (sic).

Competitor is very nice, but it is hard to get here so I only see the
occasional copy. Does anybody read the online mag Transition Times?

Gerard Vroomen, Cervelo Cycles.

website: http://www.cervelo.com

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Foste » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Competitor is very nice, but it is hard to get here so I only see the
> occasional copy. Does anybody read the online mag Transition Times?

Gerard,

FWIW, you can subscribe to Competitor - the deliveries are good. I
subscribed while living in the N/W - for those who are unfamiliar,
"Competitor" or "City Sport" is a free publication in California
published by Bob Babbit, it does and outstanding job of presenting the
multisport arena, in addition to other sports.

Good Training, Good Racing, Good Qualifying,

Joe
__________________________________________________________

Joseph C. Foster

__________________________________________________________

"The idea is to create your own future, and not have it shaped by
circumstance." - Peter Thomas
__________________________________________________________

 
 
 

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Post by scottac » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I've read Transition Times a couple of times.  Best thing about it is
its free.  Two problems come to mind.  One is that it is a 600 meg
e-mail you need to download.  The other is that since it is free, it is
almost all ads.
Quote:

> Competitor is very nice, but it is hard to get here so I only see the
> occasional copy. Does anybody read the online mag Transition Times?

 
 
 

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Post by Chuck Amsle » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I've read Transition Times a couple of times.  Best thing about it is
> its free.  Two problems come to mind.  One is that it is a 600 meg
> e-mail you need to download.  The other is that since it is free, it is
> almost all ads.

You can have them send you an e-mail that simply says that the file is
available on their web site. That almost always gets posted here a couple days
later too. Assuming that you have a reasonably fast connection and a printer on
the computer you are connecting with, you can have your browser load the file
directly into Acrobat and then print out only the pages you want. I usually
glance through first and then print out the pages that aren't all adds (usually
only 1 or maybe 2), those that cover ITU events, and the cover. The remainder
almost always gets read eventually by both my wife and myself. It is clearly
behind IT and Triathlete in my priority pile and a lot of the stuff in it just
gets skimmed, but one thing I'll say is that I get more than I pay for from it.
8^)  

  -- Chuck

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