Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally recognized running and fitness coach, freelance writer and author, and exercise physiologist.

A 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award winner which is the fitness industry’s highest award, Dr. Karp has been published in scientific journals including Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

He has taught USA Track & Field’s highest level coaching certification and was an instructor at the USATF/U.S. Olympic Committee’s Emerging Elite Coaches Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

He is also the co-author of Running For Women and author of Running a Marathon for Dummies.

In this episode Jason and I engage in a detailed discussion of women’s running including:

  • Key considerations for female runners
  • The effects of estrogen and progesterone on endurance
  • How running is affected during each phase of the menstrual cycle
  • Best times of the month to increase mileage, run key workouts and race
  • Anatomical differences that impact running
  • The female athlete triad: 3 risk factors that impact performance
  • How to safely lose weight through running without depleting key nutrients
  • Mistakes female runners make when trying to lose weight through running
  • How to keep weight off for life through running and diet
  • The impact of pregnancy on running and what to do when you become pregnant
  • Coming back to running after childbirth
  • The effects of aging on female runners including menopause

Quick Tip

I share one simple concept that will pay dividends in your training.

Links Mentioned in the Show

runcoachjason.com – Jason’s website

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