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Running for Women

Developed by Jason Karp, PhD, and Carolyn Smith, MD, this course uses the text Running for Women and the accompanying webinar to examine what makes female runners unique and how those differences affect running performance, training, health, and wellness. This authoritative course tackles topics needed for optimally training women in the sport of running and explores how female physiology influences a woman’s ability to train and race. The course includes the latest research on estrogen, metabolism, and sex-specific performance factors. You will discover the effects hormones have on hydration, body temperature, and muscle function and how these affect when and how to best train female athletes during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. You will also be able to teach your athlete how to prevent knee injuries, stress fractures, and other common running-related injuries; identify and avoid the risks of the female athlete triad; and use sex differences to gain an advantage when training and competing. This self-guided course allows you to work at your own pace and explore the material through a comprehensive text, webinar, and study guide. Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to create the most effective running workouts for endurance, speed, strength, lactate threshold, and VO2max.
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