Maybe it’s not for everyone but I might as well provide a few helpful tips for those that are interested in learning this magic skill.
No speed reading on the tread. Slowly reading through feature articles — like the long ones in Runner’s World — gets me through quite a chunk. You have to concentrate and it takes your mind off the running.
Reading on the treadmill is not for a tempo run or speed drills. This is for the long, slow run or even the short, neutral one. Fall into a comfortable pace, feel the rhythm and read.
Great thing about mags? They cover up the time and distance buttons. Keep those things covered because it will never be as far enough along as you want it to be. Generally, I don’t check time/distance until I’ve fully read through and entire magazine. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at that point.