I took an informal survey on Twitter:
#Runners: Did your middle or high school coach talk to you about puberty? #amwriting #ondeadline #haro
— Elizabeth W. Carey (@elizabethwcarey) August 29, 2018
The overwhelming response?
Given the silence around puberty and the taboo of periods, this isn’t surprising.
But it’s not helpful.
That’s why I wrote this article for Runner’s World, which barely scratches the surface of what athletes, parents, and coaches should know about puberty and running. Please check it out and maybe even use it as a conversation starter with your coach, daughter, or teammates.