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Fast Women
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2011
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Great documentary here. If you are a sociable runner and enjoy running tales to give a bit of inspiration, this is a 5 star.

This is an interesting documentary/docudrama looking at the challenges and successes of a few women engaged in the lifestyle and the art of running/marathon training. As a marathoner myself I enjoyed each of the runners' stories and felt inspired to run immediately after (although it doesn't take much to make me feel this way).

It is a movie sociable runners will enjoy. It is a great contribution to the videos out there on running and would fit well into your collection especially if you have others like:

Prefontaine
Running Brave
Run for Your Life
Hood To Coast 2-Disc Special Edition DVDSpirit of the Marathon
Marathon Challenge

If you own and enjoyed any of the above - I think you will also appreciate this one as well.

It could also be a wonderful course video for Applied Media students as the style and simplicity of the film is one new videograpers and those whom want to produce their own documentaries.

It is probably not a movie for non-runners, or more specifically for folks not looking for inspirational tales from athletes. It could be, but I just want to point out that this is not a Hollywood blockbuster here. BUT - I need to stress again, if a runner the rating will probably be very high.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2012
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I liked the women in this movie. I liked what they were trying to accomplish. I was rooting for them. That said, I have seen better crafted (produced, shot, edited) documentaries done by 6th graders. The production value was seriously atrocious, and I would venture to say, maybe the worst I've ever seen. Would I recommend watching it? Yes, I think so. But only if you can overlook the homespun, "I did this in my basement as I had time" feel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2013
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I'm a runner and if you're a runner you'll love this piece. It's "running drama" about as best as can be described. Follows a group of runners, their families and coaches on their journey to Olympic trials. Each of the women has a different style and approach to running, as well as their coaches.

Some drama with coach infidelity puts them to the test. This is NOT an instructional video.
Women and masters runners will find this piece very inspiring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2014
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But this was not a good movie. Too much talk, not enough running. Seemed kind of home made video -like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2013
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This documentary is an awesome way for a new runner to become motivated and energized through their first workouts. When I did not want to exercise. I watch it. This was well worth watching and worth the time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2012
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Very inspirational and well made. Follows more than one runner while maintaining a coherent pace. Well worth the rental cost! I'd love to see a sequel.
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on June 24, 2014
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If you watch this you will fell like you sat near the front runners before and after they ran at a moderate to elite level. The filming is something you could probably do yourself with a couple hours training. It has some value but if you are wanting to learn how they train in any detail then you need to look elsewhere. If you want some insights on what it is like then watch this.
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on May 6, 2014
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This is a good runner's documentary... And there are not many. Watching the runners and hearing their stories of progression and failure alike make for an interesting show. There is a lot of personal information on the runners -- almost too much for me but it still was able to keep my interest because it cut to running frequently enough.
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on February 6, 2014
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Watched while on the treadmill for a longish run. Great movie. One part made me a little nauseated when the camera was flipping around, but overall excellent, informative and heart-warming
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on January 24, 2013
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The only thing that I did not like/understand was why it was necessary to mention the coach's infidelity to his wife. It detracted from the story and made you take your focus off the runners and their accomplishments.
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