The Real Woman's Guide to Running: Motivation * Training * Nutrition * Safety

The Real Woman's Guide to Running: Motivation * Training * Nutrition * Safety

by LizYelling (Author)


Do you find it hard to run for the bus? Are you an occasional jogger who'd like to go further and faster? Do you need to train for a race? If you want to be able to run a mile or even a marathon, this is the book for you. This book provides expert guidance on women's issues such as PMS and pregnancy. It features detailed training schedules for all abilities for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon and clear explanation of training methods such as interval training, fartlek and hill training. It offers no-nonsense advice on kit, from trainers and bras to water bottles and stopwatches and nutrition made simple to fuel your runs, build you up or slim you down.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Edition: 1
Publisher: Hamlyn
Published: 15 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 0600614050
ISBN 13: 9780600614050
Book Overview: Introduction Ready Why run? What running can do for you, including reduced risk of breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity and high blood pressure. When and where to run Finding the time and choosing safe routes Kit Trainers, bras, clothing, water bottles, backpacks, heart rate monitors and much more Nutrition Fuelling your runs, eating a healthy balance of food, when to eat, eating after a run, weight loss Steady How fit are you? Simple tests to measure your fitness level How to run Form, gait and pacing yourself Warming up and cooling down How to warm up, step-by-step stretching exercises Training Different types of running - from run/walk to interval training and fartlek - clearly explained Injury prevention and treatment How to prevent injuries, what to do if something hurts, and common complaints Go! Races Finding and choosing a race, preparation, what to expect on race day Training schedules Easy-to-follow schedules tailored to your fitness level for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon Faster, stronger, longer How to improve performance through smart training, advanced nutrition and training tools Index

Author Bio
Liz Yelling gave up her teaching job in 2001 to become a full-time athlete. Completing the Berlin marathon in a suberb 2:30:58 in 2003, she went on to compete in the Olympic marathon in Athens in 2004. An all-round runner, Liz competes in races from 8K cross country and 10K road races to half marathons and marathons at national and international level.