Take a look at what we love about the great outdoors!

Holding on to those last days of summer weather? Check out the Women’s Running September 2017 issue to help you make the most of the great outdoors. The issue is packed with ideas for making the most of your time outside, including a round-up of cross-country races for adults, a training plan for incorporating hills into your training, and how hiking can improve your running. On the cover is the inspirational Mirna Valerio, the woman behind the Fat Girl Running blog, who within the issue writes about how nature inspires every aspect of her life. Within the issue, you’ll also find tips for making the back-to-school time of year easier, such as workouts you can do at the park or playground after you drop the older kids off at school, tactics for squeezing in workouts during the school year, and recipes and products to make packing lunches easier (and healthier!). The rest of the issue is packed full of nutrition, gear, training, injury prevention, racing and wellness advice to help you reach your running goals.
Check out our new “Community” page, where you’ll learn how women runners are building community—and how you can join them! Also in the Warm Up section: the editors’ top picks for recovery products; back-to-school–themed Running the Numbers; how one woman’s home running path has served as its own form of run therapy; and four runners share how to squeeze in workouts when it’s back-to-school time.
Brown-bagging it has never looked—or tasted—so gourmet! Use these products and recipes to make back-to-school time easier than ever.
Our September cover runner, Mirna Valerio of the Fat Girl Running blog, shares how nature inspires every aspect of her life.
Want to get stronger? Learn how hiking provides physical and mental benefits for your run training program. Also in the Race Smart section: see what’s on the calendar for September; relive your high school glory days or mix up your racing with a cross-country event; a coach’s advice for trail running; and how to treat and prevent ankle injuries.
Contributing gear editor Allison Pattillo reviews the top 15 running shoes we’re excited about this fall, marked by subtle updates and thoughtful styles.
By tackling hills in training, you can become a faster runner. Just follow our training plan!
You can blaze an urban trail on these local trails and paths in some of America’s finest cities.