The Ultimate Running Guide for Women

We've come a long way from the days when women were told that running could cause their uteruses to fall out. Female running pioneers Nina Kuscik, Kathrine Switzer, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Grete Waitz, marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe and ultrarunning legend Ann Trason, among others, paved the way for women to go the distance, participate in races, and compete with—and sometimes beat—men.

But, obviously, women are different from men. The physiological and emotional differences between males and females mean that women must overcome different challenges to become the best runners they can be. This guide provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about running for women—from breast health to racing during menses to running during pregnancy.

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