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Now with a fresh design and thoroughly updated information, Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running 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 Runners 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.
The Running Doc, Lewis Maharam, MD, is on a mission to make running safer and more fun for everyone. Maharam is the most trusted authority on healthy running and he will help every runner to avoid injuries and stay healthy. When injuries do occur, Maharam presents proven, easy-to-follow advice on treatment and care, helping the reader to heal quickly and return to enjoyable, pain-free runs.
Running is the most popular exercise activity in America, which means that more Americans suffer injuries from running than from any other sport. The Running Doc, Lewis G. Maharam, MD, is on a mission to make running safer and more fun for runners of all levels. Maharam is the most trusted authority on healthy running and will help every runner to avoid injuries and run pain-free.
No running injury comes without warning. The Running Doc diagnoses which aches and pains require medical attention, explaining how runners can treat their ailments and keep training to meet their goals.
From side stitches to the common cold, it’s not just injury that slows runners down. Maharam offers easy-to-follow preventative care to keep readers on the go. The Running Doc covers the body from head to toenails, helping soothe normal wear and tear as well as cure the frustrating or tough-to-diagnose afflictions.
From head to toenails, The Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running
is the most comprehensive guide to running injuries and preventative care. Maharam offers simple, effective treatments for every common running injury and also delivers easy-to-follow advice on the best way to prepare for and enjoy running events of all types and distances.\n
For a runner, injury is a terrible fate. Yet every year, nearly half of America’s runners suffer an injury severe enough to bring them to a halt.
Trust the Running Doc to get you back on your feet. Lewis G. Maharam, MD, is the most trusted authority on healthy running, and his guide will help you avoid nearly every common running-related injury. If you’re already injured, the Running Doc will help you diagnose, treat, and recover to run pain-free.
From head to toenails, The Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running is the most comprehensive guide to running injuries and preventative care. Maharam offers simple, effective treatments for every common running injury and also delivers easy-to-follow advice on the best way to prepare for and enjoy running events of all types and distances.
About the Author
Lewis G. Maharam, MD is one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known running health experts. Better known as The Running Doc, Maharam is the medical director of the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon series (19 races and over 380,000 entrants nationwide projected for 2011) and the former medical director of the New York Road Runners and the ING New York City Marathon. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA) as well as National Medical Director for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. He has appeared on World News Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, and Fox News. Maharam is a frequently cited source of medical advice by writers for Sports Illustrated, Fitness Magazine, Self, Shape, Redbook, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Newsday, Condé Nast Sports for Women, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Jane, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Woman's Day, McCall's, Reader's Digest, New York Post, Allure, US News and World Report, Cooking Light, and more.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Frank Shorter
PART I: Running for Health
Why Run or Walk for Endurance?
Endurance Physiology 101
Training 101: What to Do During Training to Help Achieve Success at Your Event
Training for Success: The Week Before the Event
Getting the Best Equipment
Cold Weather Running Tips
Warm Weather Racing Tips
Traveling to a Desert Race
PART II: Marathons and Half-Marathons
The Marathon, Then and Now
Marathon and Postmarathon Physiology
Not Just a Run Around the Block!
The Running Doc’s 20-Minute Protocol
When the Protocol Doesn’t Work
When Should the Marathoner Eat and Drink After Finishing?
The 10 Commandments of Marathon Running
PART III: The Running Doc’s Repair Shop
Injury Prevention and Treatment Strategies
J Willis Hurst and Coca-Cola
Aches and Pains
Colds and Flu
Chronic Problems and Cures
PART IV: Injury Manual 101
FEET AND ANKLES
Heel Bursitis, or “Faux Fasciitis”
Calcaneal Stress Fracture
Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
Jones Fracture: Fifth Metatarsal
Metatarsal Stress Fracture
Warts and Corns
Lisfranc Foot Injuries
Ankle Sprain, Ankle Break
LEGS AND KNEES
Plantaris Tendon Rupture
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Distal Hamstring Bursitis
Proximal Hamstring Tendinitis/Tendinosis
Unresolved Quadriceps Pain
GROIN AND HIP
Adductor Strain, Groin Pulls That Won’t Go Away
Greater Trochanteric Hip Bursitis
Leg Length Discrepancy
PART V: Sudden Death and Running
The Case Against Caffeine
When Trouble Strikes
Postscript: Enjoy the Ride
Appendix A: IMMDA’s Health Recommendations for Runners & Walkers
Appendix B: IMMCDA Advisory Statement on Children and Marathoning: How Young Is Too Young?
Appendix C: IMMDA’s Revised Fluid Recommendations for Runners & Walkers
About the Author