Monday, August 15, 2011

Running For Women - book review

Yesterday afternoon I finished reading Kara Goucher's "Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons."
just finished Running for Women ... next up Born to Run
From Amazon.com -

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.

The book was an easy read and included tips from Kara for women interested in running.  I liked how she added her own personal anecdotes to describe her journey as a runner.  I'll definitely use it as a reference guide for further down the line if I ever decide to run a marathon (eek) or when I become a pregnant runner (also eek).

I haven't been running lately (Thursday was the last time I ran) cause I've been feeling a little under the weather.  I'm hoping my doctor's visit today will help me determine when I can start running again.  Anxiously waiting to get back out there now that the weather has been MUCH cooler in Charlotte. 

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