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I’m An Author!

by on Mar.31, 2011, under News

People often ask me what I did to keep busy while I was pregnant. Well, one of the things I did was work on making another baby: my first book! It’s called Kara Goucher’s Running for Women, and it will be published officially next Tuesday (April 5) by Touchstone. It’s a pretty comprehensive collection of tips and advice for women runners, especially beginners. Every topic from getting started to diet, motivation to injury prevention, is covered.

What makes this book a little different from other books for women runners is that all of the information is based on my experience. I don’t really consider myself a coach, so I’m not comfortable just telling runners what to do. What I am comfortable doing is saying, “Here’s what has worked for me, and I think it can probably work for you, too.” When I talk to other runners, they seem curious to know what I do anyway, so I’m hopeful that more than a few people will be interested in what I have to say!

Mine is not the only perspective in the book, though. I’ve also included bits of wisdom from some of the many people who have played critical roles in my success, including my current coach, Alberto Salazar, and my active release therapist, Justin Whittaker.

I have to admit, putting the book together was harder than I thought it would be. I have a whole new respect for people like Adam Bean (who helped me with my book) who do it for a living. It was a worthwhile experience, and I’m proud of how it came out, but I’m happy that both of my new babies have been delivered so I can fill my days with running again!

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