Train Like a Woman!

As I write in Running for Women, there are obvious differences between women and men in anatomy, physiology, hormones, and metabolism. So why do all trainers, coaches, and running books take a one-sex-fits-all approach to training? As an active female, here are seven things you need to know to capitalize on being an active woman. […]

Bones, Estrogen, and Milk

  I’ve been thinking about bones lately. Remember the jingle we learned as kids: “The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone is connected to the knee bone, the knee bone is connected to the shin bone…”? That jingle can go on for some time since there are 206 bones in […]

Top Nutrients for Women Runners

Women’s nutritional needs are different than men’s, due in part to the menstrual cycle and differences in bone density between the sexes. Inadequate caloric consumption to match the caloric expenditure of running—a common problem among women runners—puts many female runners at risk of nutrient deficiencies that can affect their health and their running performance. Here […]

Women Who Run

Even though they’re often hard to figure out, I love women. And I love their physiology. People think it’s a little weird that a guy is so interested in estrogen. It’s not really all that weird. Nearly all scientists that study women’s physiology and many gynecologists are male. So I guess I’m not alone in […]

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