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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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 ...
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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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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594868221
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 324

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Foreword     ix
Introduction     xi
Women and Running     1
Tools of the Trade     6
A Beginner's Guide to Frequently Asked Questions     22
The Principles of Training     31
From Walking to Jogging: Training for the Beginner     40
From Jogging to Running: Training for the Intermediate Runner     48
From Running to Racing: Training for the Advanced Runner     62
On Racing Well     85
Conquering the Marathon     102
Solo or Social     122
The Balancing Act     133
Staying Motivated and Beyond: Mental Aspects of Running     142
Eat Right to Run Your Best     152
Slimming Down: The Runner's Weight-Loss Program     171
Body Image Issues     178
Caring for Your Body     188
Safety     216
The Well-Rounded Runner     224
The Pregnant Runner     271
The Younger Runner     287
The Older Runner     301
Index     313
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