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Kara Goucher's Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

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  • Author: Kara Goucher, with Adam Bean
  • Softcover; 302 pages; black-and-white photos
  • Simon and Schuster; copyright 2011
  • Kara Goucher's Running for Women book aims to inform, inspire and motivate women to become better, happier, healthier and more fulfilled runners
  • Whether just getting started, looking for a breakthrough or training to win, female runners at all levels will appreciate Olympic runner Kara Goucher's wealth of information
  • Topics included: training schedules, motivational tips, injury prevention, nutritional guidelines, building a social support network and incorporating strength training
  • Women-specific advice includes sections on running during and after pregnancy, managing special challenges of the female athlete's body and finding balance with family life
  • "Dear Kara" Q&A sections interspersed throughout the book address concerns that everyday runners have

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