Featured Web Site: Running4Women

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Running4WomenSorry guys, this week’s featured site is Running4Women. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find items of interest there. A friend suggested this site to me. At first glance I wasn’t sure. I’m not one to pay for things when I can find them for free. So yes to take full advantage of the features on this site there is an annual fee of $19.50 to sign up.

That said there is still an abundance of information that is free for the taking. The colored area along the top provides links to the main areas available for free.

  • Home – Offers a number of links in the menus listed on both the left and right hand sides of the page. There’s also a section for the Latest Features and Articles and you can even subscribe to them. Near the bottom are the Top Tips.
  • Contact – Contains details on how to contact the club in a number of ways. I like that it also includes a link to submit your own tips or ask questions. You can even submit useful links. Of course, I had to submit the Complete Running Network. To see what links are already listed, head over to the links page.
  • Product Reviews – On this page a number of products used by both men and women are reviewed. Ever have trouble deciding which sock to wear? Check out this review.
  • Running 4 Women Club – Want to see more and pay the fee? Then check out this section. Here they list some of the great benefits of being a member—such as a buddy list, training logs, plans and more. If you do sign up let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
  • Improve Your Performance – Here are a number of interesting articles on ways to improve your performance. Check out Tips & Tricks for some quick help. Did you know … “If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you get enough sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation hampers the body’s ability to process carbohydrates and boosts levels of a stress hormone called cortisol.”
  • Health – Covers lots of female-related health issues such as “running while pregnant” to “eating disorders” to “injury cause and prevention.”
  • Starting Out – Offers some great advice for those new to the sport or restarting after a long break. There are tips and articles.
  • Events – Looks like they are still waiting to complete this section as there are no details or articles.

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

One Comment
  1. Dree on January 12th at 7:15 am

    I just started running and of course it’s such a great thing I’m now blogging away about it. Would love to ‘meet’ other runner bloggers, so if you can add me to your list so they can find me, that would be great!
    Thanks so much!