This title offers training guidance for female runners. For those seeking a comprehensive book that appeals to both recreational fitness runners and serious performance runners and that uniquely addresses a female audience, look no further - "Running for Women" is that book. Exercise physiologist Jason Karp has teamed up with physician and USA Track & Field ultramarathon champion Dr. Carolyn Smith to meet this need with "Running for Women", a book that explains the physiology and anatomy of female runners and provides guidance for training differently from men. The book presents guidelines for tailoring training to the menstrual cycle for maximum response and adaptation as well as determining the best times to perform the various types of training outlined in the book. Throughout the book, cutting-edge workouts target various competitive goals like endurance building, speed and strength training, lactate threshold training and VO2max training.
Jason Karp is an exercise physiologist, a running and fitness expert and the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year. He is a prolific writer, with four books and more than 200 articles published in magazines, including Runner's World, Running Times, Shape, Oxygen, Self and Ultra-Fit. Carolyn Smith, is a family practice and sports medicine physician who serves as director of the student health service at Marquette University and head medical team physician for the department of intercollegiate athletics.
Chapter 1 Performance Factors and Gender Differences; Chapter 3 Pregnancy; Chapter 5 Older Runners; Chapter 7 Base Building; Chapter 9 Aerobic Power Training for VO2max; Chapter 12 Female Athlete Triad; Chapter 14 Performance Nutrition and Female Runners.