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A Sneak Peek At Our November/December Holiday Gift Guide Issue

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The holiday season is here, and Women’s Running’s November/December 2017 issue will help you make the most of it. Our extensive holiday gift guide, which covers categories ranging from luxe beauty products to healthy kitchen gadgets, serves as an excellent starting point for making your wish list. You’ll also find advice for navigating conversations with non-runner relatives, expert tips for staying fit over the holidays, and a round-up of the best Thanksgiving Day 5Ks around the country. With the holidays also comes cooler weather [insert praise hands emoji here], and we have treadmill workouts and coach advice for staying safe and in shape through the end of the year. If you’re looking to scale back your running this time of year, we also have advice on taking a proper off-season. We’re also so excited to have Ellie Kemper on our cover—as charming off-screen as she is on, this actress/mom/runner was a joy to have in the studio. Read more about her in “It’s Cool to Be Kind,” written by WR editor-in-chief Rebecca Warren. 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.
Experts share their top tips for staying fit over the holidays. Also in our Warm Up section, we look back on our favorite running moments from 2017, run the numbers on training through the winter, advice for talking to non-runners without being a jerk, and a three-step guide to joining a running group.
Thanksgiving, the biggest running day of the year, is just around the corner! It’s the perfect excuse to throw on your running shoes with friends and family while celebrating the spirit of the day, and we’ve rounded up the biggest T-day races around the country.
In our “Stride Strong” article, learn how to get the most out of your treadmill workouts when the weather is not cooperating. Also in the Race Smart section, see what’s happening in the running world for the months of November and December, get a coach’s advice on hydrating and cool-downs in cold weather, and how to avoid pain in your calves.
In our Eat to Run section, you’ll find four recovery drinks to warm you up after brisk winter runs, plus decadent recipes from the book Tasty. Naughty. Healthy. Nice. that nourish your body and delight your taste buds.
Ellie Kemper, a longtime runner and the actress from The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, charms our socks (and run shoes) off!
Check out six festive running tours around the nation to check out this holiday season.
In “Changing of the Seasons,” Mackenzie Havey explains exactly what it means to take an off-season.
The team at Women’s Running rounded up 79 festive gifts big and small sure to delight the runner in your life—or yourself!

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