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How to Run Like a Woman

Earlier this February SOAR hosted an enlightening event to celebrate female-centred training. The majority of training advice has historically centred on men, but finally, there’s a groundswell of research taking place, to enable women to harness their unique physiology and gain the tools to maximise their training.

Together with The Stylist Magazine’s Strong Women editor, Miranda Larbi and Fitr Woman, a menstrual tracking and fitness app spearheaded by GB athlete and scientist Georgie Bruinvels and athlete Niamh Brown, 50 women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities ran together through the City followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A around women-specific training and recovery.

The discussion was insightful, so much so that Miranda has captured the key messages and advice for women with a great article for Strong Women which you can read here and share with others.

One of the biggest takeaways from the night was an empowering message of understanding the body and menstrual cycle and embracing and working with it. In Georgie’s words;

“The key thing here is tracking your cycle to learn more about yourself, learn about what’s normal for you, and then try to manage it. So, let’s be proactive around nutrition, sleep, recovery, etc. But then also, like capitalise on what we know – there are times where your body can totally take more training and there’ll be others when you need to be a little bit more sensible and cautious.”

Georgie Bruinvels, Fitr Woman

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