Gabe Grunewald leads our 21 most powerful women with her tremendous story that has moved the running industry this year.

We’re looking ahead in the Women’s Running October 2017 “Future” issue—from the best new fitness products for runners to how the sport of running is being shaped by some pretty incredible women, we’re excited for what the future holds. On the cover is pro runner Gabe Grunewald, who is in her fourth bout of cancer treatment, but won’t let that keep her from running—or showing anything but determination and grace. She’s our top pick in our “Game Changers” feature, which shares the powerful stories of 21 women who are changing the world through running. Also in this issue is our annual Tech Awards feature, which required hours and hours of testing by the Women’s Running editors and a whole crew of testers to bring you our favorite products for running, fitness and safety. We’d be remiss to not mention the changing of the seasons in our October issue, which does take a look at WR readers’ favorite season for running and round up the best races to see fall foliage. 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.
In our Eat to Run section, learn why nontraditional pastas (made from ingredients like black beans and chickpeas) are a tasty, nutritious way to enjoy a runner’s favorite comfort meal. Also, in the nutrition section, writer Matthew Kadey gives us the low-down on culinary oils to transform your body into a well-oiled machine.
We share the stories of 21 women who are transforming the world through running, and cover runner and cancer survivor Gabe Grunewald is at the top of our list.
When it comes to fall running, Women’s Running readers are excited to hit the road, as evidenced by our Running the Numbers page! Also in the Warm Up section: our favorite products from charity-supporting brands, how obsessing about a number can derail your training, expert tips on staying safe during darker runs, and how technology makes it easier than ever to connect with fellow runners.
Good news! You don’t have to run more to become a better runner! These do-anywhere “fitness hacks” can help you become a better, stronger runner. Also in the Race Smart section: See what’s on the calendar for October (Apple Month and the Chicago Marathon!), fall for fall with the best races for autumn foliage, get coaching advice on coming back from injury, and learn how to get exercise-induced headaches under control.
The team at Women’s Running plus a squad of testers put the latest fitness gear to the sweat test to determine this year’s must-have products for every runner in our annual Tech Awards feature.
Run coach Matt Fitzgerald provides at 16-week training plan to help you run your fastest marathon ever this fall.