Let’s be clear on one thing, I didn’t pay for my subscription to Runner’s World. I can’t actually remember why I started getting the magazine last May in the first place. The only thing I can think of is that I must have gotten an offer to use frequent flier miles. I would never pay for this magazine, right?
Occasionally I dabble on the website. I follow them on Twitter. Some of this content is relevant and interesting. Some. The magazine, however? Rarely useful. I’ve been a subscriber in the past, when I would’ve considered myself a noob at running. I’ve seen enough RW issues to know that they recycle their covers and every issue is the same.
Lose weight, get fit! Beginner’s guide to…PR your 5-k, etc. These are the same stories every. single. month. zzz.
Do I really need to read how to run a 5-k? Come on! And I’m already a runner, I doubt I need tips on losing weight, really I’m the wrong crowd for this. In general, I’m kind of over you Runner’s World, you’re just useless to me.
Now, this wasn’t enough to pick a fight. No, Rodale, the publishing company of Runner’s World decided to pull a scam over the holidays using innocent subscribers such as myself. And I won’t stand for it. Just two days before Christmas, I received one of these in the mail: