Running and Walking for Women Over 40: The Road to Sanity and Vanity

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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A consistent program of running or walking is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive road to overall fitness and well-being for women and men at any age. For women over forty it can be the key to the most fulfilling years life has in store.

Katherine Switzer, a pioneer in women's fitness since 1967, when she became the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon is once again blazing a trail with the very first running and walking program designed specifically for women over forty. Now every woman can benefit from Katherine's highly personal, motivational, and step-by-step advice.

"For women beginning fitness programs at age forty, fifty, and beyond, the results can be nothing short of dramatic. For the first time they are reaching the body weight and physical conditioning they've always dreamed of. Women who have been reasonably active off their lives can also firnd a new and exciting road of fitness ahead of them after age forty. Some even find themselves outrunning women half their age!" --Katherine Switzer
  

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Review: Running and Walking for Women Over 40: The Road to Sanity and Vanity

User Review  - Laura Gabbard - Goodreads

This was a really helpful resource as a beginning runner who has passed the age of 40. In addition to being a good source of information, it is also motivating to get out there and run! Read full review

Review: Running and Walking for Women Over 40: The Road to Sanity and Vanity

User Review  - Katarina - Goodreads

A pretty basic book, with a fair amount of info to get started. I really like that it is geared for women over 40, and includes a lot of general info like training plans, guides to stretching ... Read full review

Contents

GETTING OUT THE DOOR
STARTING HERE STARTING NOW THE BEGINNING FOR RUNNERS AND WALKERS
A RUNNING PROGRAM MAKING STRIDES FOR SANITY AND VANITY
A WALKING PROGRAM A STEPBYSTEP APPROACH TO A NEW WAY OF LIVING AND LOOKING GREAT
EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING FROM SHOES TO BRAS TO WATER BOTTLES EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND DONT NEED TO GET ON T...
BRAVING MOTHER NATURE RUNNING AND WALKING IN HOT AND COLD WEATHER
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO SANITY AND VANITY TREADMILLS CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING MACHINES WEIGHT TRAINING AND HEAL...
MANAGING YOUR TIME YOU REALLY DO HAVE TIME TO EXERCISE
EATING AND EXERCISE THE NUTRITIONAL COMPONENT OF SANITY AND VANITY
YOUR CHANGING BODY MENOPAUSE EXERCISE AND AGING HAPPILY
SAFETY WHILE RUNNING AND WALKING
DONT LET INJURIES SPOIL YOUR FUN HOW TO PREVENT THEM AND WHAT TO DO IF THEY HAPPEN
RESOURCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (1998)

Kathrine Switzer is Program Director for Avon Running Global Women's Circuit, an international program that provides millions of women with the opportunity to compete in running and walking events all over the world. She has run thirty-five marathons, won the 1974 New York City Marathon, and in 1975 was ranked sixth in the world and third in the United States. She is also a jounalist and an Emmy Award-winning sports commentator for ABC, NBC, CBS and Turner Sports Broadcasting. She is married to Dr. Roger Robinson, professor, author, and noted age-group runner, and divides her time between New York City, Virginia, and New Zealand.

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