"The female runner’s training program must always be open to change, moving a workout here or there based on how you feel, or backing off on the training load altogether when certain conditions arise, like amenorrhea, pregnancy, or anemia." – DR. JASON KARP, Running for Women
There are obvious differences between women and men in anatomy, physiology, hormones, and metabolism. So why do running books take a one-sex-fits-all approach to training? Finally, here's one that doesn't.
Running for Women provides comprehensive information on training female runners based on their cardiovascular, hormonal, metabolic, muscular, and anatomical characteristics.
This authoritative guide tackles the topics women need to know:
• The impact of the menstrual cycle on hydration, body temperature, metabolism, and muscle function
• The most effective workouts for endurance, speed and strength, lactate threshold, and VO2max
• How and when to train during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause
• Preventing knee injuries, stress fractures, and other female- specific running-related injuries
• Avoiding the risks of the female athlete triad—disordered eating, osteoporosis, and menstrual irregularities
• How to use sex differences to your advantage
Based on the latest research on estrogen, metabolism, and other sex-specific performance factors, Running for Women will change the way you fuel, train, and compete. If you're serious about running, this is one book you must own.
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics (June 14, 2012)
10% of the profit on every book sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in memory of the author's mother.