Kara Goucher's Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

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GET FIT, GET FAST, AND GO FARTHER WITH OLYMPIC RUNNER KARA GOUCHER’S COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO RUNNING FOR WOMEN

KARA GOUCHER is crazy, madly, head-over-heels in love with running, and she wants to help you feel that love, too. Whether you’re just getting started or already a seasoned runner, this is the book that will take you to the next level. Kara Goucher’s Running for Women contains her expertise, tips, and tricks targeted specifically at female runners to help you become a ...

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Overview

GET FIT, GET FAST, AND GO FARTHER WITH OLYMPIC RUNNER KARA GOUCHER’S COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO RUNNING FOR WOMEN

KARA GOUCHER is crazy, madly, head-over-heels in love with running, and she wants to help you feel that love, too. Whether you’re just getting started or already a seasoned runner, this is the book that will take you to the next level. Kara Goucher’s Running for Women contains her expertise, tips, and tricks targeted specifically at female runners to help you become a better, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled runner. She’ll teach you how to:

• GET STARTED WITH THE RIGHT GEAR

• BUILD A SUCCESSFUL SUPPORT TEAM

• FIND THE RIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOU

• OVERCOME PSYCHOLOGICAL SETBACKS

• BALANCE RUNNING WITH FAMILY AND WORK

• AND MUCH MORE

Designed to fit your busy lifestyle, Kara Goucher’s Running for Women is packed with quick tips, pearls of running wisdom, and sample training schedules and nutrition plans, as well as sections dedicated to running during and after pregnancy, managing the special challenges of the female athlete’s body, and maintaining a balance between sporting and family life. Kara Goucher’s Running for Women is the ultimate guide for women who want to train for the gold or simply discover their personal best.

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Goucher is a top U.S. marathoner and World Championship bronze medalist as well as a wife and mother. Her guide will help women runners of all ages, whether running their first mile or seasoned marathoners. Chapters are organized around various aspects of running, e.g., training, building a network, nutrition, and injuries. Each chapter has a brief intro then presents information via bulleted tips for busy women, favorite quotes, and bits of wisdom from professionals, such as Goucher's coach, Alberto Salazar. Many chapters end with a Q&A section. Goucher is candid about her setbacks and provides advice and encouragement to help runners achieve their potential. Women returning to running after childbirth will appreciate the care she gives to this topic. While Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running is a more comprehensive guide, Goucher's passion for running will inspire women to lace up their sneakers and start.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439196120
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 348,525
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kara Goucher is the World Championship bronze medalist for the 10K and a top U.S. marathoner. A member of the Nike Oregon Project, improving standards for distance running, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, professional runner Adam Goucher and son Colt.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Chapter 2 Training 39

Chapter 3 Social Running: Building Your Support Network 76

Chapter 4 Staying Injury-Free 94

Chapter 5 Balancing Running and Life 123

Chapter 6 Food, Nutrition, and Weight Control 142

Chapter 7 Racing 177

Chapter 8 Running a Marathon 218

Chapter 9 Pregnancy and New Motherhood 249

Chapter 10 Running for Lite 264

Photo Credits 293

Index 295

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Encouraging and motivational!

    I loved reading this book! It was informative and provided me with realistic running goals. Kara is fantastic and her book has a great flow.

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    Posted November 13, 2012

    Fantastic

    Fantastic read. Wish the font on the nook edition wasnt so screwy.

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