"Runner's World" Complete Book of Women's Running : The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, be Safe, and Train for Any Distance Paperback
More than 10 million women now identify themselves as regular runners.
In response to the dramatic increase in the number of women in the sport, Dagny Scott Barrios and the experts at Runner's World have created this singular guide - now updated with 25 percent new material - where women will discover how to: train for any race, from a 5K to a marathon; eat nutritiously and for maximum energy; lose weight permanently; deal with self-consciousness and body image; run during pregnancy and through menopause; choose the best clothes and accessories; run anywhere safely; and, prevent and treat injuries, especially those that women are most likely to encounter.
With clear photographs, running sidebars, and testimonials from women runners of all ages and abilities, this comprehensive resource provides the most current practical advice available anywhere for women runners of all levels.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 100 black/white photographs
- Publisher: Rodale Press
- Publication Date: 20/03/2008
- Category: Marathon & cross-country running
- ISBN: 9781594867583
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Review by Artemis26
Not just for women. This guide provides great advice for all runner levels. It is especially useful for people trying to get back into running, beginners, and not-too-fiercely-competitive runners. One chapter is devoted to pregnant runners and one to women and body image, but the training schedule is not gender-specific. She provides a nice, gradual, 8-week transition into running for beginners and returners that is chock full of the basics of good running sense. Provides some decent diagrams on stretching, but personally I prefer the active isolated stretching techniques of Jim and Phil Wharton.