I don't subscribe, but buy each issue from my local running shoe store.
It normally arrives there anywhere from 6 to 12 days after the published mailing date.
I believe I bought my October issue around August 25th.
BTW, while there, I also bought the September issue of Running Times.
Great article on Abbey D'Agostino, plus a large article about the 3 great HS girls, Cain, Cranny, and Baxter!!
Not to mention smaller articles on Brie Felnagle and the inimitable Tim Hutchings!!
An issue well worth having, if you're interested in any or all of the names listed!!