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  1. Dolly

    Hi, Injury-free Running for Women Over 40 would be PERFECT for me, as I’ve struggled over the last year or so with iejurins.I’ve just turned 58. Have been running since April/09. I was 35lbs over-weight and struggling to keep the weight down. I’ve since lost that 35lbs by life-styles changes which included diet (stopped eating meat), exercise and attitude. I started with 5, 8 and 10kms, then this year finally progressed to 1/2 marathons. I’ve done 3 so far and am now in training to do ATB in 2013. I’ve very competitive and am always struggling to get better. I have had 2 different trainers, have done 4 different running clinics, but the one thing in common is that it was always from a male perspective. 3 weeks before the Mississauga Half this year, I spraining an ankle badly because I was exhausted after a 10k run. It took it almost 6 months to heal so that it didn’t bother me when I ran (didn’t stop me from completing the Miss. Half or the Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Half though) Prior to the ankly incident, I had issues with my knee while doing hill training, which affected my first 1/2, the Chilly Half, which I finished alot slowler than I had wanted to.The ATB clinic coach is an excellent coach, but the schedule he’s having us do calls for 4 runs per week, with at least 2 high-intensity runs, a long run and 1 recovery run. The coach does emphasize training injury-free (he’s a chiropractor in real life), but I’m not sure if this schedule is a good one for someone my age and gender. I want to be able to run for the next 20 years at least and do not want to risk having to stop because of injury. Your book would help immensely. HELP! Thanks!

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