Women and running

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14/03/2012 at 23:21

 Something to think about and discuss from one of the papers.

Even though many of the running books I have have a section on women and running I have never

thought about how many of the methods I use as a man to get faster and recover, really work for women.

 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/phys-ed-what-exercise-science-doesnt-know-about-women/

It seems that its not common practice to do research on both men and women.

Unscientific  that, to assume men are the "norm"

"One goal many paths"

15/03/2012 at 08:28

There have been a few threads on similar subjects in the past when there have been journos / film-makers wanting to interview / research / film "runners" - some seemingly forgetting that women can be runners, or others, that it is possible to be a "runner" even after you've passed your 20s.

Even though many of the running books I have have a section on men and running I have never thought about how many of the methods I use a laydee to get faster and recover, really work for men.

15/03/2012 at 08:41
Hang on, you're not saying women run too are you?  Shocking.
15/03/2012 at 21:50
Quite an ignored subject - running books have a 'women's section'  which tend to concentrate on safety, proper bras and a bit about pregnancy but nothing about male/female physiology - e.g. carbo loading has found to be less effective for female runners.  Did once see a brief mention about a shorter taper for women pre marathon, but was there no further explanation.
16/03/2012 at 18:02
Wow that study is interesting! I had never thought about the protein thing, thank you for sharing!

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