Joan Samuelson s Running for Women

Joan Samuelson s Running for Women

A guide for women runners by an Olympic champion includes tips from Joan Benoit, her coaches, and other pros, as well as training charts, workouts, nutritional advice, and advice on balancing running with job and family. Original.

Author: Joan Benoit Samuelson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0875962394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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A guide for women runners by an Olympic champion includes tips from Joan Benoit, her coaches, and other pros, as well as training charts, workouts, nutritional advice, and advice on balancing running with job and family. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

American Sports  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes

In significant numbers women began to push for the right to run in long-distance races. in the 1960s roberta ... Running Tide. New York: Knopf, 1987. Benoit Samuelson, Joan, and Gloria Averbuch. Joan Samuelson's Running for Women.

Author: Murry R. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1573

View: 375

America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Women Who Run

Women Who Run

Joan Benoit Samuelson's Running for Women Joan Benoit Samuelson and Gloria Averbuch, Rodale Press, 1995. Marathoning for Mortals John Bingham, Jenny Hadfield, Rodale Books, 2003. Moon Runner Carolyn Marsden, Candlewick Press, 2005.

Author: Shanti Sosienski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786750603

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 357

Women run for all kinds of reasons. We run for health, to ease tension, for strength, to challenge ourselves, to be social with friends, as professional athletes or the dream of being one, to turn our minds on, and to turn them off. Whether running a marathon, taking a quick jog around the neighborhood, or trying to reach the top of Pikes Peak, women of all ages and abilities have discovered running. In Women Who Run a wide range of women, including Olympians, marathoners, ultra runners, young track phenoms, and recreational runners, talk about why they run, what drives them, and what continues to spark their interest in the sport. Women Who Run features Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon; Louise Cooper, breast cancer survivor and finisher of the grueling 135-mile Badwater Marathon; Kristin Armstrong, who found solace and camaraderie in running with other women post-divorce; Olympic runner and two-time LA Marathon winner and Kenyan Lornah Kiplagat, Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim women's activist, Asra Nomani; Pam Reed who ran 300-miles in one run—and many more. This book will inspire and motivate you to get off the couch and find your inner runner.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Icons of Women s Sport

Icons of Women s Sport

A young Joan Benoit began running before track clubs or training camps for women existed. Many high schools and colleges didn't sponsor ... Nike named a building on its corporate campus the Joan Benoit Samuelson Center in her honor.

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 623

View: 369

This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams. * Photographs of accomplished female athletes * A chronology helps readers put entries in context * A bibliography provides suggestions for further reading
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Outstanding Women Athletes

Outstanding Women Athletes

Joan Benoit Samuelson ( marathon runner ) Born May 16 , 1957 , Cape Elizabeth , Maine Joan Benoit Samuelson said to herself ... 120 Benoit Samuel- enthusiasm for distance running took its son emerged from the tunnel ahead of the toll .

Author: Janet Woolum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573561207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

View: 174

Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1 001 Pearls of Runners Wisdom

1 001 Pearls of Runners  Wisdom

Women's running benefited. But change didn't happen overnight. It wasn't until 1984 that the women's marathon finally became an officially sanctioned Olympic event. Joan Benoit Samuelson, of Maine, took the gold in that inaugural race ...

Author: Bill Katovsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620873076

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 248

Within these pages, runners will find a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and even a little humor to encourage them in their sport. But whether comical or serious, the quotes contained here represent the finest writing and wisdom on running. Geared towards everyone from the long-distance enthusiast to the relative or friend of one, the musings collected are poignant, sentimental, and amazing. 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom covers a wide swath of topics, ranging from training to coaching to marathons to shoes to diet, and even barefoot or natural running, a new trend inspired by Christopher McDougall’s national bestseller, Born to Run. "I started the Boston Marathon as a 20-year-old girl, and came out the other end a grown woman." —Kathrine Switzer "It has been said that the love of the chase is an inherent delight in man—a relic of an instinctive passion." —Charles Darwin "A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." —Steve Prefontaine "Don’t worry, everyone slows over time." —Bill Rodgers "There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman." —Groundskeeper Willy, from The Simpsons "Speed is sex ... distance is love." —David Blaike, Canadian ultrarunner "Gazelles run when they’re pregnant. Why should it be any different for women??" —Joan Ullyot, M.D. "I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run." —John Bingham "Run softly by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head." —Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." —Jim Ryun "They were the lightest shoes I could find." —Ron Hill, elite British long-distance runner, on why he ran barefoot "People [say to] me after a race, 'I get so many blisters from shoes, if I run barefoot, it’s going to be worse.' And I say, 'Well that’s why I stopped wearing shoes because I got tired of getting blisters.'" —Ken Bob Saxton, aka “Barefoot Ken Bob,” has run 76 marathons, 75 of them shoeless, since 1997 "The mile has all the elements of drama." —Roger Bannister "Anything worth doing is going to be difficult." —Fauja Singh, 100 years old, after finishing the 2011 Toronto Marathon in 8:25 "One cannot run away from his behind." —African proverb
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The American Women s Almanac

The American Women s Almanac

Samuelson has written two books: Running Tide and Joan Samuelson's Running for Women. She and her husband, Scott Samuelson, are the parents of a son and a daughter, who ran the Boston. The first-ever Olympic women's marathon champion, ...

Author: Deborah G. Felder

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578597116

Category: History

Page: 609

View: 400

Celebrate the vital roles and vibrant experiences of women in America! The most complete and affordable single-volume reference on women’s history available today, The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Vitality, Triumph and Excellence is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating the moving and often lost history of women in America. It is a fascinating mix of biographies, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and numerous photographs and illustrations. Honoring and celebrating achievements from the First Nations women and the French Huguenot Women of Fort Caroline to the unprecedented number of ethnically diverse women running for modern office, it provides insights on the long-ignored influence, inspiration, and impact of women on U.S. society and culture. From the first indigenous women in North America and the dangers and hardships of the 15th, 16th, and 17th century journeys to the New World to the continual push against patriarchal political, military, corporate, and societal systems and expectations, this essential book illustrates the important events and figures surrounding the suffrage movement; literature, art, and music; business leaders and breakthroughs; political history and office holders; advances in science and medicine; and other vital topics. Learn about the Nineteenth Amendment; Title IX; the legalization of birth control in 1966; the dramatic increase in women attending colleges and universities in the United States; the limitations of 19th-century women’s fashion on athletes; and so much more. The most illustrious figures, as well as less-known stars, are revealed in The American Women’s Almanac, including Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Ruth Asawa, Clara Barton, Sara Blakely, Nellie Bly, Tarana Burke, Annie Jump Cannon, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Carrie Chapman Catt, Bessie Coleman, Rebecca Harding Davis, Maya Deren, Amelia Earhart, Sarah Emma Edmonds, Carly Fiorina, Dian Fossey, Helen Frankenthaler, Aretha Franklin, Temple Grandin, Mia Hamm, Anna Mae Hays, Grace Hopper, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Barbara Jordan, Helen Keller, Julie Krone, Juliette Gordon Low, Dolley Madison, Maria Montoya Martinez, Lucretia Mott, Sara Nelson, Lynn Nottage, Sandra Day O’Connor, Pocahontas, Letty Cotton Pogrebin, E. Annie Proulx, Sally Ride, Sacagawea, Bernice Sandler, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gloria Steinem, Lucy Stone, Pat Summitt, Amy Tan, Martha Washington, Randi Weingarten, Gladys West, Susan Wojcicki, Kristi Yamaguchi, and approximately 350 others. This important reference also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, a timeline, and 550 photos, adding to its usefulness. Commemorating and honoring the achievements, people, and essential influence of women in American history, The American Women’s Almanac brings to light all there is to admire and discover about these incredible women.
Categories: History

Hidden Fields

Hidden Fields

F irst Olympic Women's Marathon {08/05/84} [009] For Vangelis, Aristophanes, Virgil, David Hoffman, and Paul Adams “The ... 42, 800 B.C.E. Scene): Joan Benoit Samuelson and Gloria Averbuch, “Joan Benoit Samuelson's Running for Women” ...

Author: By Dr. Charles N. Ford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450271251

Category: Poetry

Page: 524

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Author Charles Ford continues to examine the philosophy of choice in the spirit of poetry by existentialism. Many themes are included, such as alienation, God, death, love, and so on. Here the list of themes is not exhausted. The roots of these choices are grounded in the will of the individual rather than his/her reason. He/she confronts problems that are seen in the world, so by his/her actions disclose human nature and reflect his/her latent dispositions. This is where inner choices must arise, so external choices may be seen as actions per se. When these state-of-affairs are closely examined, they disclosed aspects of the human condition. Experiences that revealed that we are human beings touching various realms of reality. For our inner/external choices say something about our makeup, we are wonderfully composed, and dynamically active from moment-to-moment of our existence. In Hidden Fields Book 3, Charles has written lots of poems in a personal way. He invites the readers to come along, and experience reality both mentally and through their senses. Every reader will soon discover something about him/ her with respect to choices that were made that he/she is fleshly human and is real. Charles wants to share and invite the reader into his home now.
Categories: Poetry

Run Your First Marathon

Run Your First Marathon

ALSO BY GRETE WAITZ On the Run (with Gloria Averbuch) Opp! Fra 0 til 100 paa 10 (Up! From 0 to 100 in 10 Weeks) Stress ... (with Brandi Chastain) Joan Samuelson's Running for Women (with Joan Benoit Samuelson) The New York City Marathon ...

Author: Grete Waitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628733259

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 603

Do you consider yourself too old or out-of-shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In Run Your First Marathon, Waitz offers: A 16-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks And much more! Now updated, with advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

S SAMUELSON , JOAN BENOIT ( 16 March 1957 , Cape Elizabeth , ME- ) . ... Games at Los Angeles ( the first women's marathon ) and her prowess in the sport dramatically demonstrated that women were capable of running longdistance events .

Author: George B. Kirsch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299110

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 790

Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.
Categories: History

Long May You Run

Long May You Run

RUNNING. HALL. OF. FAME. Joan. Benoit. Samuelson. Joan Benoit Samuelson was one of the pioneers of women's marathoning. She won two Boston Marathons, setting the world record at that distance in 1983, and the Chicago Marathon in 1985, ...

Author: Chris Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439194246

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 714

You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you’ve ever felt. You ran through it then. You’ll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run. This is your book. LONG MAY YOU RUN all. things. running. Learn how to win a race even when you finish last; the ten “destination” runs every runner should experience; what to do with your old running shoes; why listening to the right song may help you run faster; and how to run across the United States without leaving home. Featuring can’t-miss races, must-run places, tips, tricks, and words of advice and encouragement from some of the top runners today, including: Brian Sell, Bart Yasso, Colleen De Reuck, Nathan Brannen, Jeff Galloway, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Don Kardong, and many more!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Running 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Running  3rd Edition

In This Chapter • The few ways that running is different for women than men • Running and the menstrual cycle • Special ... based on what I've learned from talking to women runners, such as Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, ...

Author: Bill Rodgers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198384

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 635

The perfect book to get readers up and running - by a major name in marathons. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Running, Third Edition, offers instruction on developing ideal running techniques for personal fitness or competition. Through easy-to-follow steps designed to gradually build their abilities, readers learn how to choose reliable running gear and create an effective training and running program. ?Features expert tips on nutrition, reducing stress with exercise, avoiding and treating injuries, and entering 5K, 10K, and half and full marathons ?Provides basic training plans and illustrations of stretching positions, muscle diagrams, running apparel, and more
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Real Women Run

Real Women Run

Women were not allowed to compete in Olympic Games and official distance races until 1972, when the women's 1,500 meter was added ... Cheryl Flanagan (her mother!), Joan Benoit Samuelson—for making running easier for her and all women.

Author: Sandra L. Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315437835

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 751

Real Women Run is an innovative feminist ethnography that consists of a series of linked essays and presentations about women who run at the intersections of queer, feminist, and running identities. Faulkner uses feminist grounded theory, poetic inquiry, and qualitative content analysis to examine women’s embodied stories of running: how they run, how running fits into the context of their lives and relationships, how they enact or challenge cultural scripts of women’s activities and normative running bodies, and what running means for their lives and identities. During a two-and-a-half-year ethnography with women who run, Faulkner engaged in an intersectional qualitative content analysis of websites and blogs targeted to women runners, a grounded theory poetic analysis of 41 interviews with women who run, and participant observation at road races. Real Women Run speaks to the call for a more physical feminism. This ethnography sees women’s physical and mental strength developed through running as a way to embrace the contradictions between a deconstructed focus on the mind/body split and the focus on individuals’ actual material bodies and their everyday interactions with their bodies and through their bodies with the world around them.
Categories: Social Science

In The Running

In The Running

Joan Benoit Samuelson – A giant among runners 'I had an innate desire to succeed.' The inaugural women's Olympic marathon at the Los Angeles games in 1984 needed a worthy winner. It found one in Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Author: Phil Hewitt

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783729289

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 323

Running isn't a hobby, it's a way of life. Runners run to be the best they can be, to challenge who they are, to inspire others and to champion their cause. From the woman who ran for three and a half days without sleep, to the 61-year-old man who broke records in an 875-km ultramarathon, this collection of unforgettable stories will inspire anyone who’s ever pounded the pavement to keep on running and enjoy every minute of this liberating sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Runner s World

Runner s World

Kathrine Switzer , Joan Benoit Samuelson , and even Oprah Winfrey , almost as many women as men line up to run marathons . About 400,000 people raced the distance last year ( marquee events such as New York City , Chicago , and Boston ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000100381288

Category: Running

Page:

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Categories: Running

Endurance Running

Endurance Running

On August 5, 1984, 50 women lined up to start the first ever women's Olympic marathon at Santa Monica College near Los Angeles (Pattillo, 2014). Joan Benoit Samuelson, representing the United States, took the lead at mile three and ...

Author: William Bridel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317609384

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 700

Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

First Ladies of Running

First Ladies of Running

... and 2015 marked her 43rd season of coaching at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, where she lives. She produced and directed a short film, Run Like a Girl, about the early days of women's running. Joan Benoit Samuelson ...

Author: Amby Burfoot

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781609615642

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 825

Today, millions of women and girls around the world enjoy running and entering races. It wasn't always so: • In 1961, when Julia Chase edged to the start of a Connecticut 5-miler, officials tried to push her off the road. • At the 1966 Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb hid behind a forsythia bush, worried that police might arrest her. • The next year at Boston, Kathrine Switzer was assaulted mid-race by a furious race organizer. • In the mid-60s, Indianapolis high schooler Cheryl Bridges was told not to run anywhere near the boys' track team because she might "distract" them. • When Charlotte Lettis signed up for the University of Massachusetts cross-country team in the fall of 1971, she was told to use the men's locker room. • A few years later in coastal Maine, young Joan Benoit would stop her workouts to pretend she was picking roadside flowers, embarrassed that her neighbors might spot her running. First Ladies of Running tells the inspiring stories of these and other fiercely independent runners who refused to give up despite the cultural and sports barriers they faced. Legends such as Doris Brown, Francie Larrieu, Mary Decker, Jackie Hansen, Miki Gorman, and Grete Waitz are chronicled by Runner's World editor Amby Burfoot. Burfoot even runs the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon with Oprah Winfrey, whose successful finish opened the floodgates for other women runners. First Ladies of Running is a beautiful and long-overdue tribute to the pioneers of women's running, and a gift of empowerment for female runners everywhere.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

138 336 Feet to Pure Bliss

138 336 Feet to Pure Bliss

What I Learned about Life, Women (and Running) in My First 100 Marathons Dane Rauschenberg ... Everyone in the running world knows about Joan Benoit Samuelson for her epic win in the first female Olympic marathon in 1994.

Author: Dane Rauschenberg

Publisher: Bush Street Press

ISBN: 9781937445256

Category:

Page: 382

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Rauschenberg, an extreme athlete, has made his mark on the running world as the man who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends. He chronicles his first 100 marathons and details some of the premier races in marathon history, all while sharing knowledge he gained about life, women, and running.
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Sports for Her

Sports for Her

Samuelson , Joan Benoit , and Gloria Averbuch . Joan Samuelson's Running for Women . Emmaus , PA : Rodale Press , 1995 . Tricard , Louise M. American Women's Track and Field : A History , 1895 through 1980.

Author: Penny Hastings

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031330551X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

View: 776

Discusses issues related to girls' participation in sports and provides information on the rules, equipment, training, and more for eight sports which high school girls are most likely to play.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction