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Don't confuse this book with The Complete Book of Running for Women (1999) by former Runner's World managing editor Claire Kowalchik. Now Runner's World has produced its own very comparable guide, written by Scott, running expert and editor in chief of Women Outside magazine. Kowalchik's book has more helpful charts, such as a body-mass index, and a more thorough nutrition section; but both share very similar content, covering the basic nuts and bolts, such as training, racing, proper nutrition, pregnancy, weight loss, and safety. The layout of this title is easier to read, and the use of photos to demonstrate stretching techniques and exercise drills sets it apart. Topical sidebars include "Smart Tips": for instance, after a marathon, drink fluids, get into warm clothes, ease sore muscles with cold water, and don't run for a few weeks. Loyal Runner's World readers will turn to this source for practical, expert advice for women runners at all levels. Brenda Barrera
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Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance
"Listen to those millions of women runners. Listen to their quiet breaths as they talk in predawn pairs, before the rest of the family wakes --the lessons and questions they share to the rhythm of steady footsteps.
'I never thought I could . . . ' 'I feel so much stronger . . . '
'I'm ready to take on a new challenge . . . '
Women develop a special sorority on the roads. This bond is an understanding based on acceptance, an appreciation of how far they have come, a knowing wink that says how much is yet to be gained. And so they talk and share and grow and run. Singly and in groups, swiftly and slowly, they run." --Dagny Scott
Choose the best clothes and accessories Lose weight permanently Train for any race, from a 5-K to a marathon Run through menopause Deal with self-consciousness and body image BE SAFE WHEREVER YOU RUN Prevent and treat injuries Run during pregnancy Eat for maximum energy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
This is a great book, I found it to be very informative and helpful anyone needing information regarding beginning or even if your an experienced runner this book would be very... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
I can give three stars for I only know it was helpful because the receiver of the gift liked the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bringer of Peace
I am novice runner, and I am starting week 6 of the beginner training schedule. I am thrilled with my progress, but more importantly, how great I feel! Read morePublished 6 months ago by 1993PPL
If you're new to running, I can't recommend this book enough. Not only does it provide helpful and accurate information about which kind of shoes to buy for your foot, it also... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Thompson
For me this was a great introduction to women's running. I would have loved a longer or more complete chapter on running when you are older, as I am; hence the 4 stars. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nadia Arensdorf
There is a lot of woman-specific information in this book. I liked the training plans (which can be easily modified to meet your own goals and timelines). Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. Klungseth