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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-30
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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Now with a fresh design and thoroughly updated information, this nuts-and-bolts guide is designed specifically to address the unique challenges and rewards the sport presents to the fastest growing segment of the market'”women runners More than 10 million women across the country 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 '¢ 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.

Author Biography

DAGNY SCOTT BARRIOS is a writer, editor, and public speaker specializing in running and women’s sports. She is the author of two other Rodale running books: Runner’s World Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Runner’s World Complete Guide to Trail Running. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Women and Runningp. 1
Tools of the Tradep. 6
A Beginner's Guide to Frequently Asked Questionsp. 22
The Principles of Trainingp. 31
From Walking to Jogging: Training for the Beginnerp. 40
From Jogging to Running: Training for the Intermediate Runnerp. 48
From Running to Racing: Training for the Advanced Runnerp. 62
On Racing Wellp. 85
Conquering the Marathonp. 102
Solo or Socialp. 122
The Balancing Actp. 133
Staying Motivated and Beyond: Mental Aspects of Runningp. 142
Eat Right to Run Your Bestp. 152
Slimming Down: The Runner's Weight-Loss Programp. 171
Body Image Issuesp. 178
Caring for Your Bodyp. 188
Safetyp. 216
The Well-Rounded Runnerp. 224
The Pregnant Runnerp. 271
The Younger Runnerp. 287
The Older Runnerp. 301
Indexp. 313
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