Kara Goucher s Running for Women

Author: Kara Goucher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439196133
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.


Author: Kara Goucher
Publisher: Blue Star Press
ISBN: 9781950968022
Release Date: 2019-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Women's Health Magazine: "Strong is the ultimate guide to dreaming big and reaching your goals ?whether that's qualifying for the Boston Marathon or scoring the big promotion at work." —Liz Plosser Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health Two-time Olympian, Kara Goucher, shares her secrets to conquering self-doubt and improving running performance using proven tools from the field of sport psychology. Strong: A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You includes tips, techniques, and real-life experiences from Olympians Emma Coburn and Molly Huddle, and New York Times best- selling author Robin Arzón. Strong also offers perspectives from two experts in the field of sport psychology, including Kara's own sport psychologist, Dr. Stephen Walker. This comprehensive guide to developing confidence includes: • Kara's stories, experiences, and glimpses inside her personal confidence journal. • Insights from inspiring women in the field of running. • Guided activities to incorporate eight confidence techniques into your own training, including: Positive Self Talk, Mantra, Setting Goals, Enclothed Cognition, Power Pose, Visualization Techniques, Power Words, and Social Connections. • Tools to starting your own Kara-style confidence journal, with over 25 prompts to get you started. Running is a head game. There are two options: Let your mind wander, or focus. To compete, you must focus. "Mental conditioning is an important part of an athlete's training regimen. Winning and losing are more a matter of mental preparation and toughness." -- Dr. Stephen Walker, Kara's Sport Psychologist

Real Women Run

Author: Sandra L. Faulkner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315437835
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Genre: Social Science

Real Women Run is an innovative feminist ethnography that consists of a series of linked essays and presentations about women who run at the intersections of queer, feminist, and running identities. Faulkner uses feminist grounded theory, poetic inquiry, and qualitative content analysis to examine women’s embodied stories of running: how they run, how running fits into the context of their lives and relationships, how they enact or challenge cultural scripts of women’s activities and normative running bodies, and what running means for their lives and identities. During a two-and-a-half-year ethnography with women who run, Faulkner engaged in an intersectional qualitative content analysis of websites and blogs targeted to women runners, a grounded theory poetic analysis of 41 interviews with women who run, and participant observation at road races. Real Women Run speaks to the call for a more physical feminism. This ethnography sees women’s physical and mental strength developed through running as a way to embrace the contradictions between a deconstructed focus on the mind/body split and the focus on individuals’ actual material bodies and their everyday interactions with their bodies and through their bodies with the world around them.

Running Times

Release Date: 2008-04

Running Times magazine explores training, from the perspective of top athletes, coaches and scientists; rates and profiles elite runners; and provides stories and commentary reflecting the dedicated runner's worldview.

1 001 Pearls of Runners Wisdom

Author: Bill Katovsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620873076
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Within these pages, runners will find a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and even a little humor to encourage them in their sport. But whether comical or serious, the quotes contained here represent the finest writing and wisdom on running. Geared towards everyone from the long-distance enthusiast to the relative or friend of one, the musings collected are poignant, sentimental, and amazing. 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom covers a wide swath of topics, ranging from training to coaching to marathons to shoes to diet, and even barefoot or natural running, a new trend inspired by Christopher McDougall’s national bestseller, Born to Run. "I started the Boston Marathon as a 20-year-old girl, and came out the other end a grown woman." —Kathrine Switzer "It has been said that the love of the chase is an inherent delight in man—a relic of an instinctive passion." —Charles Darwin "A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." —Steve Prefontaine "Don’t worry, everyone slows over time." —Bill Rodgers "There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman." —Groundskeeper Willy, from The Simpsons "Speed is sex ... distance is love." —David Blaike, Canadian ultrarunner "Gazelles run when they’re pregnant. Why should it be any different for women??" —Joan Ullyot, M.D. "I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run." —John Bingham "Run softly by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head." —Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." —Jim Ryun "They were the lightest shoes I could find." —Ron Hill, elite British long-distance runner, on why he ran barefoot "People [say to] me after a race, 'I get so many blisters from shoes, if I run barefoot, it’s going to be worse.' And I say, 'Well that’s why I stopped wearing shoes because I got tired of getting blisters.'" —Ken Bob Saxton, aka “Barefoot Ken Bob,” has run 76 marathons, 75 of them shoeless, since 1997 "The mile has all the elements of drama." —Roger Bannister "Anything worth doing is going to be difficult." —Fauja Singh, 100 years old, after finishing the 2011 Toronto Marathon in 8:25 "One cannot run away from his behind." —African proverb

Runner s World

Release Date: 2008-06

Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

Run Like a Girl

Author: Mina Samuels
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781580054041
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—how the confidence and strength that it helps to build makes us stronger and better prepared for life's many challenges. In this inspiring book, Mina Samuels uses the personal stories of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds—as well as her own—to take a broad look at the power sports have to help us overcome obstacles in all arenas of life. Run Like A Girl includes the stories of a US-ranked amateur triathlete who's raising an autistic son; a thirteen-year-old girl who falls in love with cross-country running; a woman who runs her first marathon at age sixty; an investment banker who quit her job to become a yoga teacher and adopt a daughter on her own; a young mother with scoliosis who cycled her way back to health and became a jewelry designer along the way; and countless other women—including Kathrine Switzer, Rebecca Rusch, and Molly Barker—who have been changed by their experiences with sports. Run Like A Girl argues that physical strength lends itself to psychological strength, and that for many women, participating in sports translates into leading a happier, more fulfilling life.

Boston Marathon Portraits

Author: Raymond Britt
Publisher: RunTriMedia
ISBN: 9781451597363
Release Date: 2010-04-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Great book!" -- Dave McGillivray, Race Director, Boston MarathonBoston Marathon Portraits features dramatic images of exceptional runners, in an exceptional race, doing the exceptional: starting, finishing and celebrating success on the ultimate runner's journey, the Boston Marathon. Live and in color.On race day, Boston comes alive with anticipation, excitement, motivation, determination, speed, challenges, success, disappointment, elation, pain, and finally, no matter what it takes to cross that finish line: pride.This book presents these emotions and the action of the Boston Marathon, focusing on striking scenes and candid photos of runners before the race, at the starting line, the finish line and when the celebration of finishing begins.With images shot primarily at the 2009 Boston Marathon, the book features more than 120 full-color photos in a large 8x10 format, capturing the spectrum of inspiring runners of all ages from around the world. Featured elite runners include Americans Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall, former champions Robert Cheruiyot and Lidiya Gregoryeva, race winners Salina Kogei and Deriba Merga, and others.

The Official Rock n Roll Guide to Marathon Half Marathon Training

Author: Mario Fraioli
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 9781937716370
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Rock your run with The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide to Marathon and Half-Marathon Training! This practical, encouraging guide makes preparing for marathon and half-marathon as rewarding as race day. With coaching advice, running workouts, and training programs from Coach Mario Fraioli, you'll enjoy training and cross the finish line feeling great. Coach Mario will guide you from sign-up to finish line. With his expert advice, you'll choose your race, set your goals, select the right gear, and move swiftly through a beginner or experienced marathon or half-marathon training program. Fraioli covers all of running's most important topics: dynamic warm-up exercises, smart and realistic workouts, healthy sports nutrition and hydration guidelines, tips for quick and complete recovery, strength training and crosstraining, advice to treat common running injuries, and strategies for race week and race day. He offers useful tools like running pace charts, a sweat loss calculator, and a preview of each Rock 'n' Roll race course. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series is the world's most popular running series because each race is a fun and feel-good challenge. Now with the Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide, you'll be ready to rock your marathon or half-marathon. 4 marathon and half-marathon training programs Beginner plans and advice for your first race Half and full-course plans for experienced runners Rock 'n' Roll course tips, picks, and tricks

My Best Race

Author: Chris Cooper
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781626810167
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fifty runners—from the world’s elite to passionate amateurs—share the races they’ll never forget. “A fascinating and fresh look at competitive running” (Jon Sinclair, former USA Cross Country and 10K champion, RRCA Hall of Famer). Every runner that enters a race has a unique reason for competing: racing for the challenge, for the achievement, for the health benefits, or for more personal reasons. But whether they are twenty-mile-a-day elite marathoners or twenty-mile-a-week recreational runners, each of them can invariably point to a singular performance as “the best race I ever ran.” My Best Race is a collection of those singular performances. In this inspirational collection, fifty runners, from Olympians and World Champions, to courageous disabled athletes and middle-of-the-packers, share their personal accounts of what they consider the best race they ever ran—and why. Contributors include a top marathoner who sacrifices his place on the Olympic team to pace his friend to the final qualifying spot at the Olympic Trials; “The Central Park Jogger” who finishes a race she founded to benefit disabled athletes, fourteen years after being left for dead from a brutal attack that gripped the nation; an unheralded high school runner who beats a previously undefeated state champion—and who goes on to become a two-time Olympian; the woman they tried to physically remove from the male-only Boston Marathon in 1967; and forty-six other runners. “Such wonderful and inspiring stories by a diverse group of runners—bravo!” —Ryan Lamppa, Media Director of Running USA “What a fascinating concept! . . . A very unique and inspiring collection that gives great insight into the minds of runners.” —Keith Brantly, member of the 1996 US Olympic Marathon team

Run the World

Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062416445
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running—investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career—with multiple NCAA All-American honors and two Olympic Trials qualifying marks to her name—Becky Wade was no stranger to international competition. But after years spent safely sticking to the training methods she knew, Becky was curious about how her counterparts in other countries approached the sport to which she’d dedicated over half of her life. So in 2012, as a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, she packed four pairs of running shoes, cleared her schedule for the year, and took off on a journey to infiltrate diverse running communities around the world. What she encountered far exceeded her expectations and changed her outlook into the sport she loved. Over the next twelve months—visiting 9 countries with unique and storied running histories, logging over 3,500 miles running over trails, tracks, sidewalks, and dirt roads—Becky explored the varied approaches of runners across the globe. Whether riding shotgun around the streets of London with Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, climbing for an hour at daybreak to the top of Ethiopia’s Mount Entoto just to start her daily run, or getting lost jogging through the bustling streets of Tokyo, Becky’s unexpected adventures, keen insights, and landscape descriptions take the reader into the heartbeat of distance running around the world. Upon her return to the United States, she incorporated elements of the training styles she’d sampled into her own program, and her competitive career skyrocketed. When she made her marathon debut in 2013, winning the race in a blazing 2:30, she became the third-fastest woman marathoner under the age of 25 in U.S. history, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials and landing a professional sponsorship from Asics. From the feel-based approach to running that she learned from the Kenyans, to the grueling uphill workouts she adopted from the Swiss, to the injury-recovery methods she learned from the Japanese, Becky shares the secrets to success from runners and coaches around the world. The story of one athlete’s fascinating journey, Run the World is also a call to change the way we approach the world’s most natural and inclusive sport.

Do Life

Author: Ben Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101598344
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

At the age of twenty-two, Ben Davis weighed over 360 pounds. Depressed, addicted to food, and morbidly obese, he thought he’d lost all hope. But after a conversation with his grandmother, Ben promised himself that he would finally take control of his life. Ben decided to “do life,” and so can you. He started running. At first, he couldn’t run a mile, but before long he was running five, ten, and then twenty miles at a time. His father and brother joined him, and as a team they ran a marathon and went on to complete one of the hardest physical competitions in the world, the Ironman. Throughout his journey, Ben captured his transformation in a series of YouTube videos, inspiring countless others around the world to “do life” along with him. Here, Ben shares more of his personal story and illustrates how you can use his techniques to start living your own life to the fullest. Do Life isn’t just about diet or exercise, depression or addiction—it’s about stepping out of your ordinary life and becoming who you want to be. It’s the story of one man who decided to live life his way. And it could be your story too.

Boston Marathon

Author: Tom Derderian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781510724297
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From running legend Tom Derderian comes a comprehensive look at one of the most storied and celebrated athletic events in the nation, the Boston Marathon. For more than 110 years, the race has been regarded as one of the world’s great racing traditions. From the narrow starting line on Main Street, through the Screams Tunnel, past the coeds of Wellesley, and up the infamous Heartbreak Hill, Derderian chronicles the unforgettable passions, triumphs, and pitfalls of every race in the marathon’s storied history. The book also includes interviews and race recaps from marathoning greats such as Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi, Uta Pippig, Alberto Salazar, Frank Shorter, Kara Goucher, Ryan Hall, Desiree Davila, Geoffrey Mutai, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, and dozens more. Complete with more than one hundred photographs and results from every year, Boston Marathon belongs on the shelf of every runner.