Abstract

This paper outlines preliminary findings of a study exploring the experiences of mid-life women training for a first marathon. I focus on how and what these women learn about themselves, aging and the world around them. I address participants’ embodied learning and how it aligns with the mainstream definition of mid-life.

Keywords

Mid-life women; Embodied learning; Marathon training

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Jun 10th, 11:45 AM

Women at Mid-life: First-time Marathoners, Embodied Learning and Mainstream Rhetoric

This paper outlines preliminary findings of a study exploring the experiences of mid-life women training for a first marathon. I focus on how and what these women learn about themselves, aging and the world around them. I address participants’ embodied learning and how it aligns with the mainstream definition of mid-life.