Today I speak with Christine Yu, a writer who investigates the intersection of sports science and women athletes. Her writing has appeared in Outside, The Washington Post, Runner’s World, and other publications. She’s a lifelong athlete and yoga teacher who loves running, surfing, and skiing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Christine is a mom of two boys (ages 13 and 16) and physical activity and sports have always been a part of her life. Going into pregnancy and postpartum, she felt like she had zero guidance, which was a big part of the reason why she wanted to address specific life stages in her book, Up To Speed.
We talk about:
-her experience running during pregnancy and postpartum
-writing about women in sports and the intersection with science
-lack of research about women in sport
-educating youth coaches
-accommodating developmental stages in youth athletes
-expectations for 6 week postpartum visit
-lack of research for perimenopause and menopause
3:40 returning to running postpartum
4:50 deciding to write about women in sports
10:03 needing women researchers
14:15 intervention with young athletes
18:55 the business of youth sports
24:30 disparity between girls and boys rules in sports
26:30 interviews in the book
29:44 diving into the chapters
33:25 previous research in pregnancy
36:45 perimenopause and menopause
43:15 biggest takeaway from writing the book
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