I've been busy "reading" Runner's World Complete Book of Running and have come across a few more great pieces to share. I know there are some guys who read this blog and I apologize to you in advance - these tidbits are mainly for the ladies. I'm currently reading the chapter on women's running and love these pieces of advice:
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. On important study of running injuries shows that women are much more likely than men to suffer ankle sprains, shinsplints, stress fractures, and hip problems. To help you avoid injuries, make cross-training - such as pool running, bicycling, and weight lifting - part of your program.
Fast running burns more calories, but slow running burns more calories than just about any other activity. In short, nothing will help you lose weigh and keep it off the way running does. Besides, it's inexpensive, it's accessible, and, if necessary, it can be done while pushing a stroller.And, my favorite:
A woman runner should consider herself an athlete, whether she's fast or slow, tall or short, small or large.There is a lot of information in the book. I haven't learned a lot, but it is good to be reminded of what I already know. This weekend, above all other things remember to have fun. When the weekend is done don't forget to stop by the following bogs and read their race reports.
Good luck to all the runners and racers this weekend.
- Heidi is running the Green Shamrock Half Marathon (it's her first half!)
- Jon is running the Celebrate Life Half-Marathon (do you eat chocolate to celebrate finishing?)
- Nicki is running the Celebrate Life Half-Marathon (you are so creative, does running help?)
My Friday Fanfare race calendar continues to fill up. Leave a comment if you want to be included and I’ll add you to my calendar. Also, don't forget to stop by the giveaways listed in the sidebar.