Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Author: Jaime Schultz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252095960

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women’s participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer.
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How to Qualify for Kona

The Ultimate Guide to Getting to the Big Island

Author: Ben Greenfield

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619841371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Getting to the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii can be pretty tough. But with this new book from Ben Greenfield and the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, you'll be instantly equipped with what you need to qualify. This comprehensive manual includes: - History Of Kona Ironman World Championships - Qualification Criteria - List Of Qualifying Races - Tips From The Experts On Qualifying - Qualifying Times per Age Group - What To Expect on Race Day - Tips From the Experts on Racing Kona - Race Day Pacing and Fueling Strategies This manual contains all the insider tips you need to begin your road to Kona!
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Why I Run

The Remarkable Journey of the Ordinary Runner

Author: Mark Sutcliffe

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456606166

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 303

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Entertaining and inspirational, Why I Run is the new book from the founder of iRun magazine, Mark Sutcliffe. Drawing on more than five years of writing about running in newspaper columns, magazine features and blog postings, the 13-time marathon runner chronicles a journey that begins with a guy looking for a bit of exercise and evolves into running as a way of life. At once analytical, self-deprecating, enthusiastic and inspiring, Why I Run provides a fresh and rousing perspective on the rapidly growing sport that has allowed thousands of individuals to overcome challenges and fulfill their dreams, literally one step at a time. In sharing his own experiences and those of other runners who have inspired him, Sutcliffe narrates his love affair with the sport. And in the many stories ranging from stumbling through his first trail run to tumbling at the finish line of a marathon to cheering his training partner to a qualifying time for the famed Boston Marathon, every runner will find both entertainment and motivation.
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Swimming for Parents

The Ultimate Education Guide for Swimming Parents

Author: Gary Barclay

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0987261444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 150

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The number one question asked by swimming parents around the world is: How can I help my child be the best swimmer they can possibly be? The answer is now available! You can go from being the new parent on the block, to knowing exactly what to say and do in a way that supports your child and helps them to excel in the sport of swimming in just a few hours. Swimming for Parents will help parents of new swimmers, junior swimmers and age group swimmers to 18 years. It provides valuable information for parents of Club, District, State and National level swimmers.
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Qualifying for Kona

The Road to Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii

Author: Raymond Britt

Publisher: RunTriMedia

ISBN: 1450525040

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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Rave Reviews: "A masterful job of breaking down the impossible, and making it seem very much within reach if you have dedication, focus, and desire" -- 'Hurricane' Bob Mina, 6-time Ironman Finisher // Ironman Kona, Hawaii. Inspiring. Daunting. Stunning. Humbling. Exhilarating. The greatest triathlon in the world. The Ironman Triathlon World Championship. It all starts in Kona. Ask any triathlete why they took up the sport, and they will reply with one word: Kona. Ask if they want to compete there someday, and the answer will be: yes. Each year, more than 50,000 triathletes race for the chance of qualifying to compete in Kona. Competition is fierce and getting tougher each year, but if you want it bad enough, you can achieve the dream: you can earn the right to Race Kona. If you aspire to go to Kona, here's what you want to know: where can I qualify? What does it take to qualify? How can I do it with a full-time job and family? What kind of training plans are effective? what is it like to race and qualify? What is it like to race in Kona? Again and again and again? This book has it all, and more. Detail about racing, qualifying times. Thorough exploration of three racing seasons where the author qualified for Kona, including training plan strategies, details and results. Beyond theory: this book is defined by real data, real performance, time-tested training and racing perspective. Do you dream of qualifying for Kona? This book shows how the dream comes true.
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Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide

1500 Great Marketing Tricks That Will Drive Your Business Through the Roof

Author: James Stephenson

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

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The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.
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Start Your Own Public Relations Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308093X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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The explosion of media opportunities and the rapidly changing communications landscape have served as key drivers for the public relations industry, creating huge opportunities for communications and PR specialists like you! Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to parlay your PR experience into a successful new business. Our experts take you step by step from building the business foundation to managing day-to-day operations. Learn how to set up your firm, choose your market niche, prospect and sign clients, build media relationships, set fees, and more! Plus, gain priceless insight, tips, and techniques from practicing entrepreneurs and industry experts! Learn how to: • Set up your own PR firm • Choose your market niche • Win over, sign, and keep clients • Build strong, well-planned campaigns using the latest tools of the trade • Develop prosperous relationships and partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your business • And more Go from public relations pro to CEO! Start your own public relations firm today!
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Go Father, Go Daughter

One Family's Pursuit of the World's Greatest Foot Race

Author: Pat Fahy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469148439

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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For a large portion of the road racing community, qualifying to run in the Boston Marathon represents a signifi cant achievement. Actually running in the Boston Marathon itself is a thrill that the recreational runner remembers for a lifetime. Go Father, Go Daughter: One Familys Pursuit of The Worlds Greatest Foot Race is the story of a middle-aged man who was inspired by his adult daughter to take up distance running. Together they set a long-term goal of achieving the Boston qualifying standards, and running together in the race. Even though both have strong athletic backgrounds, when the daughter falls twenty-four minutes short of qualifying on her fi rst attempt, it becomes obvious that this goal is not going to be easily achieved. Readers will enjoy this memoir recalling the long journey that eventually led Pat Fahy and his daughter Emmie to Copley Square in Boston on April 20, 2009. Along the way, they drew on the love and support of an extended family that travelled along with them to share their ultimate moment.
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Idle Feet Do the Devil's Work

Author: Ray Charbonneau

Publisher: Y42K Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work is an entertaining mix of facts, fiction, and opinions, all written with Ray’s unique blend of curmudgeonly candor and humor. Ray takes a wide-ranging look at why so many people risk sore knees and smelly shoes in order to cross one more finish line, maybe, if they’re lucky, just a little faster than they ever have before. Inside these pages, Ray covers a dizzying array of topics, including guiding a blind runner at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and the triumphant return to Hopkinton in 2014 after the bombing, a runner who sells his ‘sole’ to the devil, what your race trophies are talking about when you’re not listening, marathon pacing tips and a marathon training secret you won’t get anywhere else, and much more. See why Runner’s World called Ray a “New England running fixture” and why Mrs. Marble (Ray’s kindergarten teacher) said Ray “enjoys explaining his ideas at great length.”
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Chasing the Runner's High

My Sixty Million-Step Program

Author: Ray Charbonneau

Publisher: Y42K Publishing

ISBN: 1453845631

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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In -Chasing the Runner's High-, Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of -Running on Empty-, calls Chasing the Runner's High -a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, -these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport.- It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends. www.y42k.com/books/chasingtherunnershigh.html
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Rehabilitation Research - E-Book

Principles and Applications

Author: Russell Carter,Jay Lubinsky,Elizabeth Domholdt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290965

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, this resource will help you analyze and apply research to practice. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Clinical case studies and references will enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner. Written by noted educators Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky, this book emphasizes evidence-based practice within physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation professions. Discipline-specific examples are drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Unique! Coverage of non-experimental research includes chapters on clinical case reports and qualitative research, so you can understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type. Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions -- designs that can be use in everyday clinical practice. Finding Research Literature chapter includes step-by-step descriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions. Student resources on a companion Evolve website allow you to review important concepts with exercises and discussion questions, research article analyses, and a downloadable spreadsheet. Unique! New Evidence-Based Practice chapter provides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease. Discussion questions on the companion Evolve website provide you with ideas for further study. Unique! Research article analyses on Evolve provide more in-depth analysis and demonstrate the writing style you should employ. New authors Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.
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The Weekly Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International economic relations

Page: N.A

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Bulletin

Author: Michigan High School Athletic Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Trans-Am : The Pony Car Wars, 1966-1971

The Pony Car Wars, 1966-1971

Author: Dave Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610592260

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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When the Trans Am series let pony cars loose on the road circuits of America, some of the most exciting road racing in history took place. Until rule changes forced American manufacturer teams to withdraw in 1972, these ground-pounders enjoyed a golden era of dominance. Fans of vintage racing and muscle cars will enjoy this book's great photography and commentary from series participants, as well as comprehensive race results.
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The 27th Mile

Author: Ray Charbonneau

Publisher: Y42K Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

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All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile go to charity in memory of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A stellar group of writers who run, people like Jeff Galloway, Lawrence Block, Kathrine Switzer, and Ben Tanzer, have come together to bring you an entertaining collection of stories and articles inspired by our common passion for running. The 27th Mile is dedicated to everyone who loves running or runners—first and foremost to those who were killed or injured at the marathon, but also to the people who, even as they eat dinner with their family, put in another eight hours at work, or sit and read this book, have already planned when they’ll go out for their next run.
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NAGWS Guide

competitive swimming and diving

Author: Ruth Gunden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883142585

Category: Swimming for women

Page: 96

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Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - E-Book

Author: Carol J. Buck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292003

Category: Medical

Page: 1056

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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from the most trusted source in the field! Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems. In-depth, step-by-step explanations of essential coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2013 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the eventual transition. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding sets in one source! Dual coding in Units 4 and 5 (where both ICD-10 and ICD-9 answers are provided for every exercise, chapter review, and workbook question) ensures you can code using the systems of both today and tomorrow. Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set in Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions. Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field. Over 500 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded. Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills: One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessary to correctly answer the question In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding. From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today’s medical coding field. Coder’s Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes. Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text. Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.
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Minnesota Rules

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: N.A

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