The October 2018 issue of Women's Running is on newsstands now!

Women's Running — October 2018
The October “Future” issue of Women’s Running is dedicated to providing runners with all the tools and inspiration they need to run toward their futures head-on. On this cover is Gwen Jorgensen, an Olympic gold medalist in triathlon who left the sport in late 2017 to pursue her dream of racing the marathon at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This issue also features a story written by two-time Olympian Kara Goucher, tips on how to create your own DIY running retreat, advice on training for a fast-approaching race you feel under-prepared for and a look into the state and future of the sport of running. This issue also features a roundup of reflective running gear, editor-tested dry shampoos, tips for dealing with quad injuries, fall food picks and our annual Tech Awards feature on the best running technology to hit the market in the last year. The future awaits!
Women's Running — October 2018
In “Light Up the Night,” the WR team rounds up our top reflective and lighted gear products to help keep you safe as daylight savings time ends and winter begins. In the Warm Up section, we also highlight new runner reads, Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives, fall running costume tips, the story of and advice from two-time Olympian Kara Goucher, a roundup of the best dry shampoos on the market, a look at the growing trend of sockless running, DIY instructions for building personalized running retreats and heart-trending stories of women who transcended the “running buddy” role in each other’s lives.
Women's Running — October 2018
Race directors and experienced race costume wearers weigh in on the dos and don’ts for runners interested in going all out with their seasonal race run kits.
Women's Running — October 2018
In “Nobody Panic,” writer Nicolle Monico calms the panic runners feel when race day approaches faster than anticipated and training miles are sorely lacking. Flip to page 28 for tips on how to wisely prepare for a race when you’re low on time (without getting injured).
Women's Running — October 2018
Everywhere you turn in the fall brings flashes of advertisements for pumpkin-flavored snacks. We’re not complaining, though we do sometimes wonder why heathier pumpkin options seem rare. In “Bring on the Pumpkin,” we take a look at four pumpkin-flavored snacks that you can feel good about.
Women's Running — October 2018
In “Brave New World,” Managing Editor Bethany Mavis tells the story of triathlon Olympian Gwen Jorgensen, who recently transitioned from triathlon to running in the hope of qualifying for the marathon in the 2020 Olympics. Despite the fierce competition and stacked women’s running field Jorgensen is entering, she remains determined and confident that her diligence will pay off.
Women's Running — October 2018
Nothing screams “future” quite like new technology. In this year’s Tech Awards feature, writer Elisa Hoffman highlights 16 technologically-advanced products that hit the shelves in the last year, breaking down how each keeps users connected to the world around them, helps them embrace a healthier lifestyle and challenges them to set and reach new goals.
Women's Running — October 2018
In “State of the Sport,” Web Editor Meghan Roos examines why running as a sport remains overlooked, despite the spike of media attention that’s focused on recent successes by the American professional women’s team. Weighing the pros and cons of widespread accessibility, innovations in coaching techniques and technology, the “sports fan” phenomenon and more, we take a stab at determining where running stands in today’s cultural climate.

Our October 2018 issue is on newsstands now! Browse through the gallery above for a look inside our annual “Future” 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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