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Written by a woman, for women, Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running is your nuts-and-bolts guide to overcoming the unique challenges and reaping the special rewards the sport presents to women runners.
Whether you're lacing up your first pair of running shoes or signing up for your tenth marathon, Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running gives you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health, a better body, and your best runs ever.
Table of Contents Chapter Title Page 1) Women and Running 1 2) Tools of the Trade 6 3) A Beginner's Guide To Frequently Asked Questions 22 4) The Principles of Training 31 5) From Walking to Jogging: Training for the Beginner 40 6) From Walking to Jogging: Training for the Intermediate Runner 48 7) From Walking to Jogging: Training for the Advanced Runner 62 8) On Racing Well 85 9) Conquering the Marathon 102 10) Solo or Social 122 11) The Balancing Act 133 12) Staying Motivated and Beyond: Mental Aspects of Running 142 13) Eat Right to Run Your Best 152 14) Slimming Down: The Runner's Weight-Loss Program 171 15) Body Image Issues 178 16) Caring for Your Body 188 17) Safety 216 18) The Well-Rounded Runner 224 19) The Pregnant Runner 271 20) The Younger Runner 287 21) The Older Runner 301 Index 313