Running for Women is a complete handbook for women who run. It provides an overview of the unique aspects of women’s running and contains research-backed training advice for races of all distances. This how-to guide will teach women how to reach all of their running goals, and it touches on the following topics:
- The history of women’s involvement in running
- Challenges and benefits of running for women
- Training for a 5K by building speed and endurance
- Increasing distance to run a 10K
- Mastering the half marathon
- Committing to training for a full marathon
- Optimizing performance with nutrition, sleep, and weight training
- Running amidst life’s challenges
Intermediate-level female runners who have been consistently running at least three days per week will find this book to be useful in their training. It includes specific training advice for 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon races, and provides concrete examples of workouts that are beneficial for women who are training for races of each distance. The book also contains support from groundbreaking scientific studies that have proven the effectiveness of various training methods, so you can be sure the recommendations in this book are based on sound evidence.
About the Expert: Jennifer Jacobsen is a wife and mother living in a small town in Northcentral Ohio, and she also happens to be a runner. She works full-time for a public school but maintains a strong interest in running and physical fitness. She competes in local races throughout Ohio, and while she will run just about any distance, she specializes in the half marathon. Jennifer has won dozens of awards for being the top female finisher in local races, and she manages to keep up with her training while also balancing the demands of being a wife, mother, and professional.