I'm a male and not really a "runner"
I only started running at Xmas time 2018, so that's about 15 months ago. I'm probably not what runners call a runner. I run 5km twice a week to supplement my gym exercise program.
And although I've perused many articles online, I've never read a running book.
So what possessed me to buy Running for Women
I'm a curious person. Running For Women popped up as a suggestion in my Thriftbooks app (because of the many other exercise and fitness books I've bought).
I thought to myself, why not learn more about running, and also from a woman's perspective to see what differences are important to know (and might give me extra knowledge to help others).
I'm glad that I did. It's a very practical book. I notice on Goodreads it only has 4-stars, but I gave it 5-stars.
Here's a summary of things I think it covered really well.
Absolutely nothing to lose
In other words, for me, this book offers absolutely nothing to lose if you are interested in running, or if you are a casual runner like me. While I knew about such things as the Female Athlete Triad from my education in sports and exercise nutrition, I had no idea about how to breathe effectively when running.
Rhythmic breathing ... involves coordinating your breathing with your stride cadence such that you inhale and exhale over an odd number of foot strikes. During a relaxed run, you want to inhale for three steps and exhale for two steps (a 3:2 ratio).
I have now put the breathing technique into practice and found it very helpful.
The whole book is very helpful. If you are keen to buy, I recommend Thriftbooks were I buy most of my books second-hand. Running for Women cost me $7.99 - a fraction of it's new cost.
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