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The Complete Book of Running for Women [Paperback]

Claire Kowalchik
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Book Description

13 April 1999
It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and more women than ever are discovering its unique benefits - the stress relief, weight management, endurance, and self esteem. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Here, every question about the overwhelming popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness is answered. Authoritative and friendly, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING FOR WOMEN is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors and other women runners. Including question and answer sections and a complete list of resources. This book will tell you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.

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  • Paperback: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (13 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671017039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671017033
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 15.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Claire Kowalchik is the former managing editor at RUNNER'S WORLD magazine. She has run eight marathons, countless road races, and is an assistant instructor for a women's running group.

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127 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read excellent running handbook 24 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As a regular runner, this book is an excellent resource in terms of everything that affects women's running. Easy to read, with lots of charts, examples, addresses for further information etc. Although American and containing lots of "Americanisms", this is the most authorative book I've read on women's running. Beginning with "why run" and covering issues such as pregnancy, eating, safety, menopause, running programs, cross-training, racing and injuries. The book is clearly divided into sections so you can find particular information easily. You don't have to read the whole book in one go!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good book for novices and improvers alike 24 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book deals with absolutely everything a beginner like me needs to know about running, from the right shoes to what to do if you are chased by a dog! It has true-life sections from a variety of women, on how running has improved their lives, and is also upbeat enough to motivate me now that the winter mornings are with us. There is enough information to keep even experienced runners reaching for this book, from improving form, to training for races. It lists a number of race and running organisations (mostly American, though). All in all, an excellent 'primer', and although, to be honest, I'm still not very good, it's more a reflection on my athletic skills rather than any fault with the book itself!
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97 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I've Ever Bought 18 Feb 2003
By Ashley
Format:Paperback
This book covers everything. As well as running there are chapters about nutrition and diet, stretching and training, injuries, racing, motivation and many other topics. I read this book about six months ago and ever since I have used it as a reference at least once a week. This book is full of sensible advice aimed at all female runners of all ages and abilities. There are also helpful training schedules for all standards over all distances of race.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book for beginners 13 Nov 2003
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book when I started jogging as the 'just for women' appealed to me. It contains lots of relevant info and salient points for the beginner and the experienced runner. You can dip in and out of it at any time and most problems and issues are addressed. Lots of encouragement is contained within the straightforward advice. An inspiration!!
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 8 Aug 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book contains everything you will need to know to start and continue running. The information given is all based on proven science and fitness practice and training. This book helped me to improve my running, prepare for my first race and run my best time. I don't need any other books and wouldn't be without this one.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I borrowed this book from a friend and within minutes relaized that I had to buy my own copy. It is well-layed out enabling the reader to quickly access information. The topics go beyond the obvious: fitness, health, and weight loss. It challenges the reader to examine one's life as a woman and a healthy person. I am still amazed at the range of topics covered by the book... It entertains, informs, and inspires. You should either own, borrow, or give a copy of this book to someone.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Book for Women Runners! 17 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am so glad I bought this book! Claire's advice is comprehensive and she covers virtually every subject that is of interest to women runners. She talks about training for different races, nutrition, special concerns for women, running safely, stretching, weight training, and more. I recommend this training guide for any woman who is interested in beginning a running program or is looking to improve her running. This is a great buy!
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying 26 Mar 2007
By Boof TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this about 6 months ago when having hauled my rather overweight backside off the sofa for the first time in 5 years I decided it was high time I got fit and lost weight. This book has been invaluable to me. I had never run anywhere (apart from in PE at school 20 years ago and I hated it even then!) so it was a case of starting from scratch.

This book is specially written for women and takes all things into account (our metabolisms, our bones etc as well as the more obvious PMS, menopause and pregnancy). It gives advice on nutirition, training plans as well as preventing injury, cross training etc.

6 months later I am 3 and a half stone lighter and have just run my very first 10K in an hour!!!! How chuffed am I?

Well worth the investment. Good luck and go for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a brilliant book, easy to read in sections and full ...
This is a brilliant book, easy to read in sections and full of useful tips, for example breathing patterns and running downhill.
Published 15 days ago by Not Happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good instructions
Published 1 month ago by Claire E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Very detailed and well researched highly recommended to support starting and continuing running for all ages and stages of life
Published 5 months ago by jjs
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Book
I think this book is very good especially if you are running mad like me. There are lots of tips that I am putting into place and it keeps you interested through out.
Published 7 months ago by S A MARTIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Great informative read
Covers everything you need to know in an honest and understandable format. I'm looking forward to putting what I've learnt into practice.
Published 8 months ago by Nikki T
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
This book helped me figure out what I needed to ease my knee pain. Different trainers and the right stretches and exercises helped a lot.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs H M Millward
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
just what is needed for tips on how best to run, what to do to avoid injury etc, from beginners to experienced runners, all can learn something from this book.
Published 11 months ago by sazim
4.0 out of 5 stars Advice for runners
I am no runner but recently taken up jogging and this book provides you with loads of advice on running. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ewa
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book t how to run
Only 3 stars for me as not yet finished reading the book but a little put off by the Americanisms given it is written by an American. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Wendy49
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Helpfull
I read other peoples reviews of this book after looking around for some guidance and help with my running. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jo Ingram
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