Take a look inside our August 2018 "Beginner's issue," on newsstands July 17.

Women's Running — August 2018
New to running? The August “Beginner’s” issue of Women’s Running is your perfect beginner runner companion. Covering topics ranging from choosing your first race to nailing your nutrition and selecting the right running shoe for you, this issue is packed with everything you need to know to start your running off on the right foot (or, you know, left foot). On the cover is Paralympics gold medalist Victoria Arlen, who was paralyzed after being in a vegetative state for four years as a child. The recent “Dancing with the Stars” competitor shares how she went from sitting in a wheelchair to starting to run. You’ll also find in this issue our “Running 101” feature, which covers the most commonly asked questions from beginner runners and provides expert answers as well as little-known tips and tricks. The editors also gathered our top picks for cross-training essentials, tested natural, aluminum-free deodorants and provided the definitive guide to stretching. Also in this issue, you’ll find our monthly dose of nutrition, gear, training, injury prevention, racing and wellness advice to help you get the most of out of your running lifestyle. Happy running!
Women's Running — August 2018
Running isn’t complicated, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy. Save these tips in our “Running 101” feature to make your first, your next and every run a good one.
Women's Running — August 2018
Childhood illness once paralyzed Victoria Arlen and nearly took her life. Eight years later, she has not only taught herself to walk again—she’s also learning to run.
Women's Running — August 2018
Signing up for a destination race is actually a great idea for your first marathon or half marathon! Check out our top picks for your next (or first) race-cation. Also in the Warm Up section, we rounded up our favorite picks for cross-training gear, recommend three new reads for runners, tested aluminum-free and natural deodorants, profiled the Muslimahs on the Run run club and break down exactly how to use resistance bands to become stronger and faster in your running, and more.
Women's Running — August 2018
Let us set the record straight on the proper way to stretch with our definitive guide to stretching. Also in the Race Smart section, check out the latest in the Skechers “Ride” line, see what’s happening in the world of running in August, read a refresher on the rules of the road before you head out the door, get expert advice for 15-minute workouts and dealing with hunger spikes, learn more about paratriathlete Mary Kate Callahan, meet three women whose lives were set on a different course because of running, review how to address foot pain and find out five helpful breathing techniques and when to use them.
Women's Running — August 2018
These fruity, natural sports drinks are refreshing on summer runs. Also in our Eat to Run section, you’ll find recipes for main dishes you can make in a muffin pan, sports nutritionist advice for meeting your women-specific nutrition needs and a tasty and simple baked cod recipe.

Our August 2018 issue is on newsstands now! Browse through the gallery above for a look inside our annual “Beginner’s Issue” and purchase a digital copy of the issue here. Readers can purchase a full year of Women’s Running for only $19.95 (60 percent off the cover price!) by subscribing at this link.

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