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!