Older, Faster, Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger, Longer

Older, Faster, Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger, Longer

by Margaret Webb

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Overview

One part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the world masters games in Torino, Italy.

Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades—the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623361693
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 500,156
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Margaret Webb is a long-distance runner, a volunteer running coach for underprivileged kids, and an author. Her features have been published in magazines and newspapers such as Sports Illustrated Women and the Globe and Mail.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Super-Fit Me 1

Chapter 2 Training Smarter 19

Chapter 3 Eating Smarter 47

Chapter 4 Smart Things to Work On 73

Chapter 5 Motivate Me, Please 95

Chapter 6 Stronger 139

Chapter 7 Faster 173

Chapter 8 Older 201

Chapter 9 Legacy 227

Chapter 10 The Ultimate Test 263

Acknowledgments 285

Index 287

About the Author 296

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