Fleet Feet Hosts ‘Understanding & Developing the Female Runner’

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Fleet Feet is hosting top athlete and runner, Karen Harvey, for a series of classes to help all runners, walkers, athletes and coaches improve their skills.

On March 31st at  6pm, Harvey will speak about the ever important issues of female health in distance running, covering warning signs and equipping coaches, parents, and athletes to compete in a healthy way. This class is open to the public, and is geared towards coaches, athletes and parents of female athletes.

The class is titled “Female Health – Equipping Coaches to be the Solution” and will cover:

-Recognize, Refer and Don’t Race
-Discussion on what is an eating disorder,
disordered eating
-Education on the Female Athlete Triad
-Red flags of possible ED and Female Athlete Triad
-Education on the importance of bone health and the menstrual cycle
-Referring and getting support

See the Facebook Event here.

Harvey is one of the top runners in Canadian distance running history and spent over 13 years coaching some of the top cross country and track teams in the NCAA. She is a native of Paris, Ontario, Canada and competed collegiately for the University of Michigan from 1991-1995, and was a nine-time member of the Canadian national team

While representing Adidas in 1998 she was ranked No. 1 in the world in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and in 2000 she set a Canadian record in the 3000 meter steeplechase (10:14.27).

Karen ran her first and only marathon in 2011 at the Tallahassee Marathon, winning in 2:43.

Currently, Karen works for a non-profit Christian Residential Program called Mercy Multiplied in Nashville.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 31 from 6p-7p at the Brentwood store located at 303 Franklin Rd, Brentwood. Visit Fleet Feet on Facebook for more events and happenings.

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