The brilliance of this book is that it is written for real women with jobs, families, social lives, chores and other hobbies to fit in, as well as running. And it is written for every type of runner - from the virtual runner who hasn't actually got round to getting those trainers on to the experienced runner who is feeling a bit bored with their route or routine. Backed by scientific research, expert advice and the experiences of female runners of all levels of ability, you'll learn how to stay motivated, you'll find out about eating and drinking for energy, you'll get the truth about stretching and how to keep your program balanced, realistic and challenging but, above all, fun.
Sam Murphy is one of the UK's leading fitness and health experts, contributing to the Guardian, Financial Times, Health & Fitness, Top Sante, Zest and Healthy Living, and writing previous books. She is also a training consultant to the London Marathon and speaks regularly at conventions and conferences on fitness and health matters. With 17 years experience as a runner, Sam has raced distances from 3,000 metres to 100 miles and is a 14-time marathon runner.