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Run For Your Life: A Book For Beginning Women Runners

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 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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May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
An adequate introduction to running, with some good examples of stretches. This book helped me to see the vitality of post-workout stretching, a step I sometimes forget. She has some excellent stretches and some great tips, about picking out running shoes or playing games or setting up rituals to help you own your workout and make it more fun.

The past 13 years have made most of her nutrition tips obsolete, however. I was surprised when she says on page 115 that "the fat-free era appears to be o
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: running
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...
Feb 22, 2009 rated it liked it
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...
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wishes I had read this years ago. I hated running, but think this book could have given me more realistic expectations.
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Makes me want to run again despite the plantar fasciitis. I love the clarity and the personal stories. Motivating!
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