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Daughters of Distance

Daughters of Distance Author Vanessa Runs
ISBN-10 150887512X
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 342
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What does it mean to be a female in endurance sport? Hundreds of women open up about their realities as athletes, wives, girlfriends and mothers. From the intimacy of the bedroom to the community of competition, some of these stories will encourage and uplift. Others will surprise and infuriate. Welcome to the beautiful and complicated world of strong women.



Iron Dads

Iron Dads Author Diana Tracy Cohen
ISBN-10 9780813570969
Release 2016-05-04
Pages 210
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Among the most difficult athletic events a person can attempt, the iron-distance triathlon—a 140.6 mile competition—requires an intense prerace training program. This preparation can be as much as twenty hours per week for a full year leading up to a race. In Iron Dads, Diana Tracy Cohen focuses on the pressures this extensive preparation can place on families, exploring the ways in which men with full-time jobs, one or more children, and other responsibilities fit this level of training into their lives. An accomplished triathlete as well as a trained social scientist, Cohen offers much insight into the effects of endurance-sport training on family, parenting, and the sense of self. She conducted in-depth interviews with forty-seven iron-distance competitors and three prominent men in the race industry, and analyzed triathlon blog postings made by Iron Dads. What sacrifices, Cohen asks, are required—both at home and at work—to cross the iron-distance finish line? What happens when work, family, and sport collide? Is it possible for fathers to meet their own parenting expectations while pursuing such a time-consuming regimen? With the tensions of family economics, how do you justify spending $5,000 on a racing bike? At what point does sport become work? Cohen discovered that, by fostering family involvement in this all-consuming effort, Iron Dads are able to maintain a sense of themselves not only as strong, masculine competitors, but also as engaged fathers. Engagingly written and well researched, Iron Dads provides a penetrating, firsthand look at extreme endurance sports, including practical advice for aspiring racers and suggestions for making triathlons more family-friendly.



My Year of Running Dangerously

My Year of Running Dangerously Author Tom Foreman
ISBN-10 9780698198371
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 288
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CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between; a poignant and warm-hearted tale of parenting, overcoming the challenges of age, and quiet triumph. As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn't occur on the job—it occurred at home, when his 18-year old daughter asked, "How would you feel about running a marathon with me?" At the time, Foreman was approaching 51 years old, and his last marathon was almost 30 years behind him. The race was just sixteen weeks away, but Foreman reluctantly agreed. Training with his daughter, who had just started college, would be a great bonding experience, albeit a long and painful one. My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman's journey through four half-marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running—for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman's account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible.



Runner

Runner Author Lizzy Hawker
ISBN-10 9781781314678
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 288
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'Lizzy never ceases to enthuse, inspire and amaze! She shows what it truly means to live life to the absolute fullest, step out of your comfort zone and to truly test your limits. So much more than a book about running, this memoir is about an enthralling life journey replete with peaks and troughs, highs and lows and many twists and turns. Most importantly, Lizzy reminds all of us to never stop exploring, discovering and challenging ourselves to do more than we think possible.' CHRISSIE WELLINGTON MBE, FOUR TIME IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION Scared witless and surrounded by a sea of people, Lizzy Hawker stands in the church square at the centre of Chamonix on a late August evening, waiting for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The mountains towering over the pack of runners promise a grueling 8,600 metres of ascent and descent over 158 kilometres of challenging terrain that will test the feet, legs, heart and mind. These nervous moments before the race signal not just the beginning of nearly twenty-seven hours of effort that saw Lizzy finish as first woman, but the start of the career of one of Britain’s most successful endurance athletes. She went on to become the 100km Women’s World Champion, win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented five times, hold the world record for 24 hours road running and become the first woman to stand on the overall winners’ podium at Spartathlon. An innate endurance and natural affinity with the mountains has led Lizzy to push herself to the absolute limits, including a staggering 320 kilometre run through the Himalayas, from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu in Nepal. Lizzy’s remarkable spirit was recognised in 2013 when she was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. These ultimate challenges ask not just what the feet and legs can do, but question the inner thoughts and contemplations of a runner. Runner tells Lizzy’s story and in so doing, uncovers the journey of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance. From the school girl running the streets of London to breaking records on the world’s mountains and toughest races, Lizzy Hawker is an inspiration to anyone who would like to see how far they can go, running or not.



First Ladies of Running

First Ladies of Running Author Amby Burfoot
ISBN-10 9781609615642
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 288
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Today, millions of women and girls around the world enjoy running and entering races. It wasn't always so: • In 1961, when Julia Chase edged to the start of a Connecticut 5-miler, officials tried to push her off the road. • At the 1966 Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb hid behind a forsythia bush, worried that police might arrest her. • The next year at Boston, Kathrine Switzer was assaulted mid-race by a furious race organizer. • In the mid-60s, Indianapolis high schooler Cheryl Bridges was told not to run anywhere near the boys' track team because she might "distract" them. • When Charlotte Lettis signed up for the University of Massachusetts cross-country team in the fall of 1971, she was told to use the men's locker room. • A few years later in coastal Maine, young Joan Benoit would stop her workouts to pretend she was picking roadside flowers, embarrassed that her neighbors might spot her running. First Ladies of Running tells the inspiring stories of these and other fiercely independent runners who refused to give up despite the cultural and sports barriers they faced. Legends such as Doris Brown, Francie Larrieu, Mary Decker, Jackie Hansen, Miki Gorman, and Grete Waitz are chronicled by Runner's World editor Amby Burfoot. Burfoot even runs the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon with Oprah Winfrey, whose successful finish opened the floodgates for other women runners. First Ladies of Running is a beautiful and long-overdue tribute to the pioneers of women's running, and a gift of empowerment for female runners everywhere.



Run to Overcome

Run to Overcome Author Meb Keflezighi
ISBN-10 9781496403315
Release 2014-06-06
Pages 296
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Run to Overcome has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Run to Overcome also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Run to Overcome book for free.



Heroines of Sport

Heroines of Sport Author Jennifer Hargreaves
ISBN-10 9781134585304
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 304
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Heroines of Sport looks closely at different groups of women whose stories have been excluded from previous accounts of women's sports and female heroism. It focuses on five specific groups of women from different places in the world: Black women in South Africa; Muslim women from the Middle East; Aboriginal women from Australia and Canada; and lesbian and disabled women from different countries worldwide. It also asks searching questions about colonialism and neo-colonialism in the women's international sport movement. The particular groups of women featured in the book reflect the need to look at specific categories of difference relating to class, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion and sexual orientation. In her account, Jennifer Hargreaves reveals how the participation of women in sport across the world is tied to their sense of difference and identity. Based on original research each chapter includes material which relates to significant political and cultural developments. Heroines of Sport will be invaluable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sport sociology, and will also be relevant for students working in women's studies and other specialized fields, such as development studies or the politics of Aboriginality, disability, Islam, race and sexuality.



The Long Run

The Long Run Author Catriona Menzies-Pike
ISBN-10 9781524759445
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 244
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"An unlikely convert to distance running finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running. Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. "Runner" was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, "a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory," was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from. As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial--running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to "get the hell out of my race"--But also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do."--



Sisterhood in Sports

Sisterhood in Sports Author Joan Steidinger
ISBN-10 9781442230347
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 212
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Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete tells the stories of all kinds of female athletes in a variety of sports. Their natural tendency to use talking as a primary form of communication is essential to their experiences and successes in sports. Women and girls tend to have BFFs, collaborate during periods of stress, express empathy for one another, worry about themselves and others, and desire to have fun in sports, which makes their experiences of sports and competition different from their male counterparts. Female strengths are grounded in both mind and body, and they take these strengths onto the court, field, and track. There are now dozens of studies showing how the female brain and hormones operate quite differently than those of men. This book reveals the ways in which these differences confirm that intense emotions about relationships are part of the sporting life for female competitors. Joan Steidinger uses real stories to show that women and girls compete at very high levels, but also have a different view of their teammates and opponents, one based on relationships and communication, that impacts performance both on and off the field. They enjoy and revel in sisterhood, even as they fight to win. Understanding this need for connection helps us better understand how female athletes succeed and perform both in sports and in life. Female athletes and anyone who works with them will learn how to better facilitate mastery, competition, collaboration, and connection on and off the field the practice of female collaborative competition.



Sole Sisters

Sole Sisters Author Jennifer Lin
ISBN-10 9780740786976
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 144
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More than 11 million women run regularly, a number that's growing every year. They tend to be educated and affluent-the perfect audience for Sole Sisters. Half of all runners are women, and they are changing the face of the sport. It's a social outlet, a healthful way to improve mental well-being, and an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is a gripping collection of stories that captures the inspirational heart of the women's running. Authors Jennifer Lin and Susan Warner have interviewed women of all ages from all walks of life and all parts of the country. All of their subjects have one thing in common: Running has transformed them. There are both heartrending stories of grief and survival and lighthearted tales of friendship. Among them are: * Sisters who competed in a 5K race to honor a sister who survived breast cancer. * A 9/11 widow who ran her first marathon to honor the memory of her husband. * A 65-year-old woman who overcame obesity and alcoholism to finish the grueling Ironman triathlon. * An unknown runner from Norway named Grete Waitz who decided to run a marathon-and changed the face of the sport. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is not just for women who run. It appeals to all women who know what it means to have the support of others who share their trials and triumphs. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is sometimes touching, sometimes funny, and always inspiring.



Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006051666
Release 1995
Pages
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Journal of Women s History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of Women s History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of Women s History book for free.



The Story of the Irish in Boston

The Story of the Irish in Boston Author James Bernard Cullen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066420293
Release 1889
Pages 443
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The Story of the Irish in Boston has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Story of the Irish in Boston also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Story of the Irish in Boston book for free.



The Dirtbag Handbook

The Dirtbag Handbook Author Vanessa Runs
ISBN-10 1542754186
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 106
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Vanessa Runs, with her husband Shacky and their animal companions, lives without electric power, without running water, and primarily off-grid. This book contains all the tips, tricks and shortcuts Vanessa has accumulated after four years of nomadic full-time travel with her family throughout North America on a very restricted income. In these pages you will learn: * How to earn money on the road * Where to find free camping across the country * How to obtain food and how to store it without power * How to handle garbage and sewage * How to stay clean without running water * Life lessons learned the hard way * How to travel full-time with entitled pets * How to follow our adventures as they happen



Run Like a Girl

Run Like a Girl Author Mina Samuels
ISBN-10 9781459616578
Release 2011
Pages 328
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Training Young Distance Runners 3rd Edition

Training Young Distance Runners 3rd Edition Author Greene, Laurence S.
ISBN-10 9781450468848
Release 2014-12-13
Pages 256
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Essential for coaches and parents of teen runners involved in cross country, distance track events, and road racing, Training Young Distance Runners draws on the latest scientific research to present easily understood and applied training plans plus guidelines for designing customized programs.



Core Performance Women

Core Performance Women Author Mark Verstegen
ISBN-10 9781101171103
Release 2009-12-24
Pages 320
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World-renowned strength and performance coach Mark Verstegen has trained top athletes and countless workaday warriors into the best shape of their lives. He's spent years developing a proven system for a wide range of clients, and he knows the essential keys for building lean muscle, shedding excess fat, increasing strength and endurance, and breaking through plateaus. For the first time, Verstegen tailors the Core Performance System specifically for women. Core Performance Women helps you develop the right mindset for success, while presenting a targeted nutrition and workout plan to guarantee results. Essential to Verstegen's system is his focused approach to proper recovery and muscle regeneration, which helps athletes gain full advantage of their time in the gym and prevent injury and everyday aches and pains. Verstegen offers his strategies for success, revealing his "non-diet" plan and simple rules for nutrition, even providing fast-food meal plans for women on the go. He teaches readers how to boost their "rear view" and homes in on the core movements that will whip every body into shape. The book is filled with powerful advice interwoven with inspiring vignettes of women who take charge of their health. Packed with full-color photographs detailing each exercise, along with full workout routines and integrated meal plans, Core Performance Women takes every woman to the top of her game.



The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Author David Epstein
ISBN-10 9781617230127
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 352
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A Sports Illustrated senior writer's controversial exploration of the genetic underpinnings of athletic success explores the roles of both biology and training, arguing that nature and training are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender and genetic testing.