The Complete Book Of Running For Women

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Pocket Books, Mar 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to.
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.

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As someone who has been seriously running for almost two years I didn't think that this books would have anything to offer me. I was thankfully mistaken! This book provided helpful insight for runners ... Read full review

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A nice collection of information on running for women. A little bit new-agey at times, perhaps, but an enjoyable read. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Claire Kowalchik is the author of The Complete Book of Running for Women, Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs, Runner’s World Running on Air, and Running Strong.

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