Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £6.39

Buy Now for £6.39

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Running for Women is a complete handbook for women who run. It provides an overview of the unique aspects of women’s running and contains research-backed training advice for races of all distances. This how-to guide will teach women how to reach all of their running goals, and it touches on the following topics:  

  • The history of women’s involvement in running 
  • Challenges and benefits of running for women  
  • Training for a 5K by building speed and endurance 
  • Increasing distance to run a 10K
  • Mastering the half marathon
  • Committing to training for a full marathon
  • Optimizing performance with nutrition, sleep, and weight training 
  • Running amidst life’s challenges  

Intermediate-level female runners who have been consistently running at least three days per week will find this book to be useful in their training. It includes specific training advice for 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon races, and provides concrete examples of workouts that are beneficial for women who are training for races of each distance. The book also contains support from groundbreaking scientific studies that have proven the effectiveness of various training methods, so you can be sure the recommendations in this book are based on sound evidence.  

About the Expert: Jennifer Jacobsen is a wife and mother living in a small town in Northcentral Ohio, and she also happens to be a runner. She works full-time for a public school but maintains a strong interest in running and physical fitness. She competes in local races throughout Ohio, and while she will run just about any distance, she specializes in the half marathon. Jennifer has won dozens of awards for being the top female finisher in local races, and she manages to keep up with her training while also balancing the demands of being a wife, mother, and professional. 

©2018 HowExpert (P)2018 HowExpert

What listeners say about Running for Women 101: A Woman's Quick Guide on How to Run Your Fastest Race from the 5K to the Marathon

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rod
  • Rod
  • 05-11-18

This is for runners in Liberia

This book purports to give advice (quick or not) about running a 5, 10 or marathon distance. It is full of imperial distance advice for the metric distances. That is plain ridiculous. Liberia, Myanmar and the US are the only countries left who use miles - so this should be renamed as a book for runners in Liberia, Myanmar and the US.

Training schedules should be provided in pdf - they are poorly rendered in voice format.

1 person found this helpful