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.
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Copyright © 2014 Margaret Webb.
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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
About the Author 296