Kara Goucher's Running for Women

Kara Goucher's Running for Women

From First Steps to Marathons

Book - 2011 | 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
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Get fit, get fast, and go farther with Olympic runner Kara Goucher's comprehensive guide to running for women.

Kara Goucher is crazy, madly, head-over-heels in love with running, and she wants to help you feel that love, too. Whether you're just getting started or already a seasoned runner, this is the book that will take you to the next level. Kara Goucher's Running for Women contains her expertise, tips, and tricks targeted specifically at female runners to help you become a better, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled runner. She'll teach you how to:

-Get started with the right gear
-Build a successful support team
-Find the right training program for you
-Overcome psychological setbacks
-Balance running with family and work
-And much more

Designed to fit your busy lifestyle, Kara Goucher's Running for Women is packed with quick tips, pearls of running wisdom, and sample training schedules and nutrition plans, as well as sections dedicated to running during and after pregnancy, managing the special challenges of the female athlete's body, and maintaining a balance between sporting and family life. Kara Goucher's Running for Women is the ultimate guide for women who want to train for the gold or simply discover their personal best.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781439196120
Branch Call Number: 796.4208 GOUCHER
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bean, Adam
Alternative Title: Running for women


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lbarkema Aug 01, 2014

I really liked this book, or at least what I read of it. I tended to skim over the personal parts and the quotes but I liked it's format otherwise-as a big book of tips on running. I would definitely say this can be a book for anyone in their running career, but especially for beginners is it useful. As a beginner I learned so many little tidbits and tips on stretching, proper form, keeping healthy, and more. Highly recommended for new runners.

Jul 28, 2014

A nice mix of personal stories and tips. The author has a wonderfully positive, upbeat attitude that I really enjoyed. This book is mostly geared for runners without a lot of experience.


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