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Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best
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Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best (Paperback)

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Girls Running is Fairchild's guide for girls and parents that offers the guidance and tools girls need to strive, thrive, and create a positive, lifelong relationship with running. With straight talk on topics such as training and female physiology, menstruation, sports nutrition, a winning mindset, body issues, girl-specific gear, and team-building and competitive advice, Girls Running will change the experience of running for girls so they can achieve their potential and thrive at their best.



Girls are the future of running. Over the past 10 years, the running community has enjoyed a welcome revolution in participation worldwide. Today's American running community is at a peak of participation, thanks to the millions of women and girls who have taken up road and trail running, joined school cross-country and track teams, and answered the challenge of half-marathon and marathon.



At the elite level, female American pro runners have never been stronger-winning iconic races and setting new world records. Yet our running community has room for real improvement at every level. Recent news coverage has exploded with news from the pros who have sounded the alarm about sexism, body shaming, unequal pay, and discriminatory sponsorship packages that treat mothers unfairly. Some of these trends reach local communities and school-based running programs, too.



Melody Fairchild wants to change how girls run. As a pioneer of women's running and a prodigy child runner, Fairchild has seen the best and worst that running has to offer girls and women. She knows from experience how young girls who run often find themselves facing confusing cultural pressures, dangerous myths, and a serious lack of information. During her own youth running career, she dominated the U.S. high school racing scene winning two Footlocker National Cross-country Championships, setting a new sub-10-minute national record for the 2-mile race distance, and placing highly in national and world championships. She continued her winning ways as an adult, winning the 3000-meter indoor NCAA championship, two Olympic trials, and five USA Track and Field Masters National Championships.





Girls Running is Fairchild's guide for girls and parents that offers the guidance and tools girls need to strive, thrive, and create a positive, lifelong relationship with running. With straight talk on topics such as training and female physiology, menstruation, sports nutrition, a winning mindset, body issues, girl-specific gear, and team-building and competitive advice, Girls Running will change the experience of running for girls so they can achieve their potential and thrive at their best.



Girls are the future of running. Over the past 10 years, the running community has enjoyed a welcome revolution in participation worldwide. Today's American running community is at a peak of participation, thanks to the millions of women and girls who have taken up road and trail running, joined school cross-country and track teams, and answered the challenge of half-marathon and marathon.



At the elite level, female American pro runners have never been stronger-winning iconic races and setting new world records. Yet our running community has room for real improvement at every level. Recent news coverage has exploded with news from the pros who have sounded the alarm about sexism, body shaming, unequal pay, and discriminatory sponsorship packages that treat mothers unfairly. Some of these trends reach local communities and school-based running programs, too.



Melody Fairchild wants to change how girls run. As a pioneer of women's running and a prodigy child runner, Fairchild has seen the best and worst that running has to offer girls and women. She knows from experience how young girls who run often find themselves facing confusing cultural pressures, dangerous myths, and a serious lack of information. During her own youth running career, she dominated the U.S. high school racing scene winning two Footlocker National Cross-country Championships, setting a new sub-10-minute national record for the 2-mile race distance, and placing highly in national and world championships. She continued her winning ways as an adult, winning the 3000-meter indoor NCAA championship, two Olympic trials, and five USA Track and Field Masters National Championships.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychologySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationTrack & field sports, athleticsMarathon & cross-country running Publisher: VeloPress Publication Date: 27/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781948007184  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Melody Fairchild's domination as a high school running "phenom" expanded the horizon for an entire generation of girls who followed in her footsteps. Her career highlights include: two-time Footlocker XC championships and current course record holder, bronze medalist at the Junior World XC championships, 8-time Colorado state champion and state record holder in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters, NCAA All-American Track and XC, NCAA 3000 meters indoors champion, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the 10K and marathon, and U.S. World Track and Field Championships team member. Today, Melody is the head coach of the Boulder Mountain Warriors Kid's Running Club and founder of the Melody Fairchild Running Camp for girls, which gives 'tween and teen runners the skills to thrive in running in high school, college, and beyond. She has coached youth running programs for nearly 20 years. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Carey is a writer and running coach. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Runner's World, Outside, Trail Runner magazine, and PodiumRunner. She has coached youth, high school, collegiate, recreational, and master's athletes. She ran Division I cross country and indoor/outdoor track for Columbia University. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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