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Run For Your Life: A Book For Beginning Women Runners

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Here is the lowdown on what beginning women runners need to get moving -- from that first jog down the block, to simple training programs, to racing and cross-training.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by Perigee Trade
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I just got this book today and finished in an afternoon. While it was enjoyable, and a good start for a beginning runner, there were a number of things that I found troubling, such as the author's anecdote of how she ate nothing but junk food to power her marathon (after earlier chapters on how running = healthier bodies) and especially her views on hydration ("you can never drink too much water"). Unfortunately, in recent years, that has been proven gravely untrue-- runners, especially female o ...more
So far, this is the most useful book about running I've read. I really like that the author is someone who's run her entire life, at varying levels, but she's not a professional and she doesn't make her living at it, which makes this much more accessible than Kara Goucher's running book (the other one I've read). I love that she will be frank and say, "Sometimes running feels like crap." I like that her advice for safety for women runners is couched in "these are the probably stupid things I use ...more
I wishes I had read this years ago. I hated running, but think this book could have given me more realistic expectations.
Maybe not the most brilliant book ever, but a good introduction to running from a woman's perspective.

Husband is right, though. Other than adding more info about safety and chafing... women runners aren't so very different from men runners. And this book doesn't really touch on nutrition or anything of that sort...
Apr 29, 2010 Erika rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Erika by: Annie
I'm getting into running lately, so this book was great for both more information and more motivation. Check it out if you've ever considered running for exercise...
Makes me want to run again despite the plantar fasciitis. I love the clarity and the personal stories. Motivating!
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Deborah has written a number of books for teens, tweens, and even preschoolers, and is the creator and editor of Louder Than Words, a series of teen-authored memoirs published by HCI Books. She shares insights and advice for teen girls through her blog, Smart Girls Know ( Her first YA novel, Language of Love, comes out in December 2010 from Simon Pulse.

Deborah lives in Seat
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