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

by Margaret Webb

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Fun read. Sometimes overwhelming in scientific explanations that are somewhat unclear. Good story of friendships and hard work!! ( )
  gail616 | Jan 27, 2016 |
I absolutely loved this book. The author not only did her research, but she has lived it too, so it's not just theory. As a 50-year-old woman myself, and one that has just taken up running in the past couple of months, it was incredibly motivating and inspiring to hear from women runners older than myself who have kept going over the years, and even some that took up running even later in life than myself.

Great advice, great interviews and great stories. ( )
  chawks64 | Dec 28, 2015 |
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"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 ho 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 trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--… (more)

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