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Welcome to the International Association of Women Runners, a global community for women over 40 who share a passion for running.

The International Association of Women Runners is dedicated to helping women runners over 40 reach their goals for running and racing ……… injury-free.

Women runners over 40 have unique needs — different than the needs of younger women runners and male runners.

Our Personalized Coaching Programs, Personalized Training Plans, newsletter, special events, trainings and other resources are geared specifically for women runners over 40.

You won’t have to accept slowing down as an inevitable fact of life.

You can enjoy injury-free running for many years to come.

We are proud to contribute to the lives of thousands of women over 40 who share our passion for running; women for whom running is an extraordinary vehicle for success, excellence and personal transformation.

Treadmill or Dreadmill?

TreadmillsmDid you know treadmills were first used in English prisons in the early 1800’s to “correct” prisoners’ behaviour?History and humour aside — due to the nasty weather this winter in most parts of North America, many runners are completing much more of their training on treadmills than they usually would.

Let’s consider – are treadmill running and outdoor training equivalent? Are any adaptations required to make the two more identical?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of treadmill running?

One major difference between treadmill and outdoor running is the lack of wind resistance indoors.   Expending energy to overcome wind resistance makes outdoor running more difficult. Research shows setting the treadmill at a 1% incline will cancel the advantage of not having to overcome wind resistance, making the two more equivalent.

The Secret to Running/Racing Faster Regardless of Age?

Quick question – Do you know our secret to faster running and racing for women age 39?

Answer – It all starts with following a training plan that takes your age and gender into account.

Yes, it’s the key to:

  • Faster running and racing for the mature runner, at an age where everyone accepts slowing down as an inevitable fact of life
  • Avoiding painful injury that ruins your training and racing plans
  • Excelling — achieving your racing goals, regardless of age

And now we’re ready to pull back the curtain and show you EXACTLY how with our FREE teleclass


You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Faster;
What Every 39+ Year Old Woman Must Know To

Run Your Personal Best ………. Injury-Free


on Monday, June 24, at 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.

Ready to cut to the chase and reserve your seat? Click on Personal Best Without Injury

Can’t make the call? Don’t worry! Still sign up because you’ll receive the audio recording of the call to listen to afterwards, at your convenience.

“Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40” Launch Sale

Our “Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40” ebook launched this morning.

You’ll discover how to:

  • Keep free of  injury in just 40 minutes per week
  • Stop injury from ruining your plans for running and racing
  • Prevent injury from robbing you of the joy and exhilaration you feel when you’re running
  • Enjoy all running’s benefits for many years to come

And much more!

Injured now or suffer from a chronic injury? You’ll learn how to quickly recover form 6 common running injuries and get back on the roads ASAP.

To celebrate, “Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40” is on sale at a one-time low introductory price of $19.97 …………… and we’re including three free bonus reports too!

Click on Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40 for details.

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest to win a free copy of “Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40”.  We’ve the five winners by email.  Congratulations.

Win a FREE Copy of “Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40”

Next Monday, Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40 will go on sale at a one-time low introductory price.  However …..

Here’s your chance to win one of FIVE copies of Injury-Free Running For Women Over 40.

It only takes a couple of minutes to enter.

All you need to do is reply to this blog post telling us “why Injury-Free Running for Women Over 40 would be perfect for you“. Please feel free to share about your past and current struggles with injuries and how this ebook will help you get better results.

We’ll read every one of your responses this weekend and choose the FIVE winners. We’ll notify the winners by email. The winners will be able to download the book and special bonus reports too.

Thank you for participating.  Good luck!

P.S.   Don’t miss the introductory offer that starts on Monday.

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Faster

Would you like to learn how to run and race faster, regardless of the number of candles on your birthday cake?

Join us for a FREE Teleclass on Thursday, June 21st, 8:30 PM (ET)/5:30 PM (PT)

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Faster
How to improve your running and racing in your 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

You’ll learn:

  • 5 common training errors that sabotage your running and racing and how to correct them.
  • The two leading causes of injury for mature women runners and what action to take so you don’t join the 63% of runners that get injured every year.
  • What specific mental preparation to include in your training to keep negative thoughts and doubts at bay so you can run and race full of confidence (the most neglected element in training)!
  • How many days per week do you really need to train to race well (most training programs have you running way too often)!
  • The ideal mixture and frequency of workouts to derive the maximum benefit from your training.


Can’t make the call? Don’t worry! Still sign up because you’ll receive the audio recording of the call to listen to afterwards.

Reserve your spot to join us at Faster Not Older.

Injured Runners: Nutrition Tips to Hasten Healing

Injured Runners Nutrition Tips Hasten HealingThe Athlete’s Kitchen
Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Jan 2013

Being injured is one of the hardest parts of being a runner. If you are unable to exercise due to broken bones, knee surgery, stress fracture, or tendonitis, you may wonder: What can I eat to heal quickly? How can I avoid getting fat while I’m unable to run? Should I be taking supplements? This article will address those concerns, plus more.

A Pain in the Butt

Butt PainBy Dr. Cathy Fieseler

You’re into your marathon training program; while out on a long run, you develop a sharp pain in your buttocks. As you continue to run, the pain persists. Your hamstrings feel tight and even a little sore, though by slowing the pace the symptoms subside a little, and you finish the run. While sitting at your favorite post- run hangout, there is a tingling sensation in the back of your thigh and calf.

You’ve just been introduced to your piriformis muscle.

This muscle arises from the sacrum (at the base of the spine), passes through the sciatic notch (an opening in the pelvic bone) and attaches to the bony prominence on the side of the thigh (greater trochanter). The piriformis plays a role in the outward rotation of the hip. The sciatic nerve is formed by five nerves exiting from the spinal cord; it typically passes through the notch in front of the piriformis. In approximately 15 percent of the population, the nerve passes through the muscle.

Last Chance – Save on Membership

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Birthday Membership Special Offer.  Join the International Association of Women Runners today and take $25 OFF the price of your annual membership. You receive:

  • Access to expert advice to help you run and race faster, further and more consistently, while avoiding injury
  • “Top Sports Foods” handy reference guide from sports nutritionist, author and Association Faculty Member, Nancy Clark.
  • Chances to win valuable prizes from Garmin and other manufacturers
  • Up to $40 off on Garmin and Timex GPS watches
  • Networking opportunities with other women who share your passion for running

And more! Membership Benefits – International Association of Women Runners

Enter Coupon Code BRTHDAY in the shopping cart when you register to claim your discount.

We look forward to you joining our community and providing resources to help you reach your goals for running, racing and a healthy lifestyle.

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