Complete Book Of Running For Women

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ISBN-13:
9781439136812
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
416
Autor:
Claire Kowalchik
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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 marathonAuthoritative 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.
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.
ContentsIntroductionPART I Why Run?1 Running for the Body2 Running for the Mind3 Sex DifferencesESSAY: SAYING IS BEING, BY DAWSON WINCHPART II Becoming a Runner4 The Mindset5 The Elements of Running6 Running Safely7 Finding MotivationESSAY: OUT THE DOOR -- TWICE, BY PATRICIA LOCKHARTPART III Calories, Carbos, and Weight Concerns8 The Nutrients You Need9 Your Healthy Weight10 Body ImageESSAY: BIGGER AND BETTER, BY SUSAN LINDFORSPART IV Your Special Concerns as a Woman11 Menstruation12 Pregnancy13 MenopauseESSAY: "SHUFFLING" FOR BALANCE (AND THE OCCASIONAL PITCHER OF BEER), BY ELIZABETH SHIMERPART V Getting into Gear14 Shoes15 Clothing16 Other Stuff...ESSAY: THANK YOU, MR. SIDELINES, BY MEG WALDRONPART VI Running Enhancements17 Stretching18 Strength Training19 Cross-Training20 Treadmill RunningESSAY: HURT SO GOOD, BY VIDA MORKUNASPART VII Racing21 The Joy of Racing22 Training to Race23 The 5-K and 10-K24 The Marathon and Half-MarathonESSAY: CHAMPIONS, BY MEGAN OTHERSEN GORMANPART VIII Injury Prevention and Treatment25 Preventing Injury26 Common Injuries27 Stitches and Other Running GlitchesESSAY: LETTING GO, BY MARLENE CIMONSPART IX Running for a Lifetime28 Running and Family29 Fifty-Plus30 A Celebration of Women's RunningESSAY: RUNNING TO CATCH THE HERO INSIDE, BY KATHRINE SWITZERAppendixIndex
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:

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