Joan Samuelson s Running for Women

A guide for women runners by an Olympic champion includes tips from Joan Benoit, her coaches, and other pros, as well as training charts, workouts, nutritional advice, and advice on balancing running with job and family. Original.

Joan Samuelson s Running for Women

Author: Joan Benoit Samuelson


ISBN: 9780875962399

Page: 218

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A guide for women runners by an Olympic champion includes tips from Joan Benoit, her coaches, and other pros, as well as training charts, workouts, nutritional advice, and advice on balancing running with job and family. Original.

Joan Benoit Samuelson and Wilma Rudolph

What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader.

Joan Benoit Samuelson and Wilma Rudolph

Author: Fritz Knapp

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619840383


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As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, "Joan Benoit Samuelson & Wilma Rudolph: Strength " discusses the struggles and triumphs of Joan Benoit Samuelson's and Wilma Rudolph's lives. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a virtue to a celebrated athlete or coach, and uses that person's story to help the reader achieve that virtue for him or herself. What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader. Each story is followed by a small quotation from literature to amplify the meaning and application of the virtue, and each story is also followed by a series of study/review questions and other interactive activities to help the reader further understand the virtue and how to achieve it. This book is for people of all ages, but it makes for the perfect gift from parents to children or from adult mentors to their students. Other books in the Sports Virtues series include: Lou Gehrig: Appreciation Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo: Compassion Roberto Clemente: Dedication Susan Butcher: Determination Pele: Devotion John Wooden: Discipline Mike Krzyzewski: Encouragement Cal Ripken, Jr.: Endurance Walter ""Red"" Barber: Fairness Dennis Byrd: Faithfulness Hank Aaron: Fearlessness Amos Alonzo Stagg: Honesty Eric Liddell: Humility Arthur Ashe: Integrity Bill Bradley: Intelligence Jim Valvano: joyfulness Dan O'Brien & Dave Johnson: Kindness Dean Smith: Loyalty Harvey Penick: Modesty Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson: Nobility Althea Gibson: Persistence Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Sr.: Respectability Joan Benoit Samuelson & Wilma Rudolph: Strength Vince Lombardi: Toughness Gertrude Ederle: Triumph Ken Venturi: Trust The 1980 Men's and 1998 Women's United States Olympic Hockey Teams: Unity Eddie Robinson: Visionary Happy Chandler: Wisdom

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Benoit Samuelson, Joan, and Gloria Averbuch. Joan Samuelson's Running for Women. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1995. Joan Benoit Samuelson ...

American Sports  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes

Author: Murry R. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397538

Page: 1573

View: 695

America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.

Women Who Run

Joan Benoit Samuelson's Running for Women Joan Benoit Samuelson and Gloria Averbuch, Rodale Press, 1995. Marathoning for Mortals John Bingham, ...

Women Who Run

Author: Shanti Sosienski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 078675060X

Page: 320

View: 207

Women run for all kinds of reasons. We run for health, to ease tension, for strength, to challenge ourselves, to be social with friends, as professional athletes or the dream of being one, to turn our minds on, and to turn them off. Whether running a marathon, taking a quick jog around the neighborhood, or trying to reach the top of Pikes Peak, women of all ages and abilities have discovered running. In Women Who Run a wide range of women, including Olympians, marathoners, ultra runners, young track phenoms, and recreational runners, talk about why they run, what drives them, and what continues to spark their interest in the sport. Women Who Run features Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon; Louise Cooper, breast cancer survivor and finisher of the grueling 135-mile Badwater Marathon; Kristin Armstrong, who found solace and camaraderie in running with other women post-divorce; Olympic runner and two-time LA Marathon winner and Kenyan Lornah Kiplagat, Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim women's activist, Asra Nomani; Pam Reed who ran 300-miles in one run—and many more. This book will inspire and motivate you to get off the couch and find your inner runner.

Icons of Women s Sport

A young Joan Benoit began running before track clubs or training camps for women existed. Many high schools and colleges didn't sponsor women's running ...

Icons of Women s Sport

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313385483

Page: 623

View: 640

This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams. * Photographs of accomplished female athletes * A chronology helps readers put entries in context * A bibliography provides suggestions for further reading

The Complete Book Of Running For Women

The challenge and the energy running requires may be a selfish pursuit, ... —JOAN BENOIT SAMUELSON, author of Joan Samuelson's Running for Women Louise runs ...

The Complete Book Of Running For Women

Author: Claire Kowalchik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439136815

Page: 416

View: 858

More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to. It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn: How to get started and stay motivated What to eat for optimal nutrition How to run during pregnancy and after menopause Why running is the most effective form of exercise How to prevent and treat injury What to wear -- from sports bras to running shoes How to prepare for everything from a 5K to a marathon Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.

Marathon Woman

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all-male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her.

Marathon Woman

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 030682566X

Page: 448

View: 317

A new edition of a sports icon's memoir, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer's historic running of the Boston Marathon as the first woman to run. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all-male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In one of the most iconic sports moments, Switzer escaped and finished the race. She made history-and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race, when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70. Now a spokesperson for Reebok, Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless, a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts, as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life. "Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B. Anthony of women's marathoning."-Joan Benoit Samuelson, first Olympic gold medalist in the women's marathon

Outstanding Women Athletes

Joan Benoit Samuelson ( marathon runner ) Born May 16 , 1957 , Cape ... 120 Benoit Samuel- enthusiasm for distance running took its son emerged from the ...

Outstanding Women Athletes

Author: Janet Woolum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561204

Page: 412

View: 204

Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport

Older Faster Stronger

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 ...

Older  Faster  Stronger

Author: Margaret Webb

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623361699

Page: 304

View: 884

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.

1 001 Pearls of Runners Wisdom

It wasn't until 1984 that the women's marathon finally became an officially sanctioned Olympic event. Joan Benoit Samuelson, of Maine, took the gold in that ...

1 001 Pearls of Runners  Wisdom

Author: Bill Katovsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620873079

Page: 400

View: 747

Within these pages, runners will find a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and even a little humor to encourage them in their sport. But whether comical or serious, the quotes contained here represent the finest writing and wisdom on running. Geared towards everyone from the long-distance enthusiast to the relative or friend of one, the musings collected are poignant, sentimental, and amazing. 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom covers a wide swath of topics, ranging from training to coaching to marathons to shoes to diet, and even barefoot or natural running, a new trend inspired by Christopher McDougall’s national bestseller, Born to Run. "I started the Boston Marathon as a 20-year-old girl, and came out the other end a grown woman." —Kathrine Switzer "It has been said that the love of the chase is an inherent delight in man—a relic of an instinctive passion." —Charles Darwin "A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." —Steve Prefontaine "Don’t worry, everyone slows over time." —Bill Rodgers "There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman." —Groundskeeper Willy, from The Simpsons "Speed is sex ... distance is love." —David Blaike, Canadian ultrarunner "Gazelles run when they’re pregnant. Why should it be any different for women??" —Joan Ullyot, M.D. "I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run." —John Bingham "Run softly by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head." —Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." —Jim Ryun "They were the lightest shoes I could find." —Ron Hill, elite British long-distance runner, on why he ran barefoot "People [say to] me after a race, 'I get so many blisters from shoes, if I run barefoot, it’s going to be worse.' And I say, 'Well that’s why I stopped wearing shoes because I got tired of getting blisters.'" —Ken Bob Saxton, aka “Barefoot Ken Bob,” has run 76 marathons, 75 of them shoeless, since 1997 "The mile has all the elements of drama." —Roger Bannister "Anything worth doing is going to be difficult." —Fauja Singh, 100 years old, after finishing the 2011 Toronto Marathon in 8:25 "One cannot run away from his behind." —African proverb

The American Women s Almanac

She began as a skier and started long-distance running to help recover from ... The first-ever Olympic women's marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson was ...

The American Women s Almanac

Author: Deborah G. Felder

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578597110

Page: 609

View: 510

Celebrate the vital roles and vibrant experiences of women in America! The most complete and affordable single-volume reference on women’s history available today, The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Vitality, Triumph and Excellence is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating the moving and often lost history of women in America. It is a fascinating mix of biographies, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and numerous photographs and illustrations. Honoring and celebrating achievements from the First Nations women and the French Huguenot Women of Fort Caroline to the unprecedented number of ethnically diverse women running for modern office, it provides insights on the long-ignored influence, inspiration, and impact of women on U.S. society and culture. From the first indigenous women in North America and the dangers and hardships of the 15th, 16th, and 17th century journeys to the New World to the continual push against patriarchal political, military, corporate, and societal systems and expectations, this essential book illustrates the important events and figures surrounding the suffrage movement; literature, art, and music; business leaders and breakthroughs; political history and office holders; advances in science and medicine; and other vital topics. Learn about the Nineteenth Amendment; Title IX; the legalization of birth control in 1966; the dramatic increase in women attending colleges and universities in the United States; the limitations of 19th-century women’s fashion on athletes; and so much more. The most illustrious figures, as well as less-known stars, are revealed in The American Women’s Almanac, including Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Ruth Asawa, Clara Barton, Sara Blakely, Nellie Bly, Tarana Burke, Annie Jump Cannon, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Carrie Chapman Catt, Bessie Coleman, Rebecca Harding Davis, Maya Deren, Amelia Earhart, Sarah Emma Edmonds, Carly Fiorina, Dian Fossey, Helen Frankenthaler, Aretha Franklin, Temple Grandin, Mia Hamm, Anna Mae Hays, Grace Hopper, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Barbara Jordan, Helen Keller, Julie Krone, Juliette Gordon Low, Dolley Madison, Maria Montoya Martinez, Lucretia Mott, Sara Nelson, Lynn Nottage, Sandra Day O’Connor, Pocahontas, Letty Cotton Pogrebin, E. Annie Proulx, Sally Ride, Sacagawea, Bernice Sandler, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gloria Steinem, Lucy Stone, Pat Summitt, Amy Tan, Martha Washington, Randi Weingarten, Gladys West, Susan Wojcicki, Kristi Yamaguchi, and approximately 350 others. This important reference also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, a timeline, and 550 photos, adding to its usefulness. Commemorating and honoring the achievements, people, and essential influence of women in American history, The American Women’s Almanac brings to light all there is to admire and discover about these incredible women.

Running Like a Girl

Running Like a Girl tells the story of getting beyond the brutal part, how Alexandra makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards: not just the obvious things, like weight loss, health, and glowing skin, but self-confidence and ...

Running Like a Girl

Author: Alexandra Heminsley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697155

Page: 224

View: 663

"In her twenties, Alexandra Heminsley spent more time drinking white wine than she did in pursuit of athletic excellence. When she decided to take up running in her thirties, she had high hopes for a blissful runner's high and immediate physical transformation. After eating three slices of toast with honey and spending ninety minutes on iTunes creating the perfect playlist, she hit the streets--and failed miserably. The stories of her first runs turn the common notion that we are all "born to run" on its head--and exposes the truth about starting to run: it can be brutal. Running Like a Girl tells the story of getting beyond the brutal part, how Alexandra makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards: not just the obvious things, like weight loss, health, and glowing skin, but self-confidence and immeasurable daily pleasure, along with a new closeness to her father--a marathon runner--and her brother, with whom she ultimately runs her first marathon"--

Hidden Fields

42, 800 B.C.E. Scene): Joan Benoit Samuelson and Gloria Averbuch, “Joan Benoit Samuelson's Running for Women” (Paperback), June, 1995 (Display of her ...

Hidden Fields

Author: By Dr. Charles N. Ford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450271257

Page: 524

View: 400

Author Charles Ford continues to examine the philosophy of choice in the spirit of poetry by existentialism. Many themes are included, such as alienation, God, death, love, and so on. Here the list of themes is not exhausted. The roots of these choices are grounded in the will of the individual rather than his/her reason. He/she confronts problems that are seen in the world, so by his/her actions disclose human nature and reflect his/her latent dispositions. This is where inner choices must arise, so external choices may be seen as actions per se. When these state-of-affairs are closely examined, they disclosed aspects of the human condition. Experiences that revealed that we are human beings touching various realms of reality. For our inner/external choices say something about our makeup, we are wonderfully composed, and dynamically active from moment-to-moment of our existence. In Hidden Fields Book 3, Charles has written lots of poems in a personal way. He invites the readers to come along, and experience reality both mentally and through their senses. Every reader will soon discover something about him/ her with respect to choices that were made that he/she is fleshly human and is real. Charles wants to share and invite the reader into his home now.

Run Your First Marathon

ALSO BY GRETE WAITZ On the Run (with Gloria Averbuch) Opp! Fra 0 til 100 paa ... Chastain) Joan Samuelson's Running for Women (with Joan Benoit Samuelson) ...

Run Your First Marathon

Author: Grete Waitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162873325X

Page: 176

View: 525

Do you consider yourself too old or out-of-shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In Run Your First Marathon, Waitz offers: A 16-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks And much more! Now updated, with advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true.

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

S SAMUELSON , JOAN BENOIT ( 16 March 1957 , Cape Elizabeth , ME- ) . ... dramatically demonstrated that women were capable of running longdistance events .

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Author: George B. Kirsch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299117

Page: 530

View: 902

Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

Long May You Run

RUNNING. HALL. OF. FAME. Joan. Benoit. Samuelson. Joan Benoit Samuelson was one of the pioneers of women's marathoning. She won two Boston Marathons, ...

Long May You Run

Author: Chris Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439194249

Page: 240

View: 734

You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you’ve ever felt. You ran through it then. You’ll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run. This is your book. LONG MAY YOU RUN all. things. running. Learn how to win a race even when you finish last; the ten “destination” runs every runner should experience; what to do with your old running shoes; why listening to the right song may help you run faster; and how to run across the United States without leaving home. Featuring can’t-miss races, must-run places, tips, tricks, and words of advice and encouragement from some of the top runners today, including: Brian Sell, Bart Yasso, Colleen De Reuck, Nathan Brannen, Jeff Galloway, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Don Kardong, and many more!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Running 3rd Edition

In This Chapter • The few ways that running is different for women than men ... to women runners, such as Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, ...

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Running  3rd Edition

Author: Bill Rodgers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198389

Page: 336

View: 352

The perfect book to get readers up and running - by a major name in marathons. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Running, Third Edition, offers instruction on developing ideal running techniques for personal fitness or competition. Through easy-to-follow steps designed to gradually build their abilities, readers learn how to choose reliable running gear and create an effective training and running program. ?Features expert tips on nutrition, reducing stress with exercise, avoiding and treating injuries, and entering 5K, 10K, and half and full marathons ?Provides basic training plans and illustrations of stretching positions, muscle diagrams, running apparel, and more

Real Women Run

What accounts for this surge in women who run? ... Cheryl Flanagan (her mother!), Joan Benoit Samuelson—for making running easier for her and all women.

Real Women Run

Author: Sandra L. Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131543783X

Page: 128

View: 597

Real Women Run is an innovative feminist ethnography that consists of a series of linked essays and presentations about women who run at the intersections of queer, feminist, and running identities. Faulkner uses feminist grounded theory, poetic inquiry, and qualitative content analysis to examine women’s embodied stories of running: how they run, how running fits into the context of their lives and relationships, how they enact or challenge cultural scripts of women’s activities and normative running bodies, and what running means for their lives and identities. During a two-and-a-half-year ethnography with women who run, Faulkner engaged in an intersectional qualitative content analysis of websites and blogs targeted to women runners, a grounded theory poetic analysis of 41 interviews with women who run, and participant observation at road races. Real Women Run speaks to the call for a more physical feminism. This ethnography sees women’s physical and mental strength developed through running as a way to embrace the contradictions between a deconstructed focus on the mind/body split and the focus on individuals’ actual material bodies and their everyday interactions with their bodies and through their bodies with the world around them.

In The Running

Joan Benoit Samuelson – A giant among runners 'I had an innate desire to succeed.' The inaugural women's Olympic marathon at the Los Angeles games in 1984 ...

In The Running

Author: Phil Hewitt

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783729287

Page: 304

View: 936

Running isn't a hobby, it's a way of life. Runners run to be the best they can be, to challenge who they are, to inspire others and to champion their cause. From the woman who ran for three and a half days without sleep, to the 61-year-old man who broke records in an 875-km ultramarathon, this collection of unforgettable stories will inspire anyone who’s ever pounded the pavement to keep on running and enjoy every minute of this liberating sport.