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Complete Book of Running for Women

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A comprehensive guide exclusively for women who experience the pure joy of running—or want to.

More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running — for stress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women's bodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard and with the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.

It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn:

-How to get started and stay motivated

-What to eat for optimal nutrition

-How to run during pregnancy and after menopause

-Why running is the most effective form of exercise

-How to prevent and treat injury

-What to wear — from sports bras to running shoes

-How to prepare for everything from a 5K to a marathon

Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.

Synopsis:

Offers a comprehensive guide for both beginners and long-time runners, furnishing advice on such topics as nutrition, injury prevention and treatment, and motivation.

Synopsis:

Authoritative and friendly, this total running book is the perfect companion for both beginners and long-time runners, featuring advice from the experts on exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Illustrations.

About the Author

Claire Kowalchik is the former managing editor at Runner's World. She has also been a book editor at Rodale Press, and written for numerous sports and fitness publications. She has run eight marathons and countless races, and is an assistant instructor for a women's running group. Claire currently resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

PART I Why Run?

1 Running for the Body

2 Running for the Mind

3 Sex Differences

ESSAY: SAYING IS BEING, BY DAWSON WINCH

PART II Becoming a Runner

4 The Mindset

5 The Elements of Running

6 Running Safely

7 Finding Motivation

ESSAY: OUT THE DOOR — TWICE, BY PATRICIA LOCKHART

PART III Calories, Carbos, and Weight Concerns

8 The Nutrients You Need

9 Your Healthy Weight

10 Body Image

ESSAY: BIGGER AND BETTER, BY SUSAN LINDFORS

PART IV Your Special Concerns as a Woman

11 Menstruation

12 Pregnancy

13 Menopause

ESSAY: "SHUFFLING" FOR BALANCE (AND THE OCCASIONAL PITCHER OF BEER), BY ELIZABETH SHIMER

PART V Getting into Gear

14 Shoes

15 Clothing

16 Other Stuff...

ESSAY: THANK YOU, MR. SIDELINES, BY MEG WALDRON

PART VI Running Enhancements

17 Stretching

18 Strength Training

19 Cross-Training

20 Treadmill Running

ESSAY: HURT SO GOOD, BY VIDA MORKUNAS

PART VII Racing

21 The Joy of Racing

22 Training to Race

23 The 5-K and 10-K

24 The Marathon and Half-Marathon

ESSAY: CHAMPIONS, BY MEGAN OTHERSEN GORMAN

PART VIII Injury Prevention and Treatment

25 Preventing Injury

26 Common Injuries

27 Stitches and Other Running Glitches

ESSAY: LETTING GO, BY MARLENE CIMONS

PART IX Running for a Lifetime

28 Running and Family

29 Fifty-Plus

30 A Celebration of Women's Running

ESSAY: RUNNING TO CATCH THE HERO INSIDE, BY KATHRINE SWITZER

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671017033
Introduction:
Kowalchik, Claire
Author:
Kowalchik, Claire
Introduction by:
Kowalchik, Claire
Introduction:
Kowalchik, Claire
Author:
Kowalchik, Claire
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Physical fitness for women
Subject:
Running for women
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.735 oz

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