Some of you are familiar with Lize's blog, Training On Empty (http://trainingonempty.blogspot.com
). She started the blog, which shares its name with her book, as a means of trying to generate publicity for a then-unpublished manuscript about the two-time Foot Locker finalist's near-fatal battle with anorexia in her teens, twenties and thirties, but it's become a worthwhile blog in its own right.
Anyway, Lize has gone ahead and published her 65,000-word story on Smashwords.https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/243502
The cool thing about Smashwords is that you can download the book in virtually any format -- HTML, plain text, Kindle, PDF, .rtf, etc. And at $5.99 it's a steal.
I wrote a review of the book here: http://chimprefuge.com/2012/10/08/review-of-training-on-empty-2/
I think this book makes an extremely valuable resource for not only young women runners but parents and coaches too. As I detail in the review, the book combines a personal memoir with a lot of practical and background information (most books of this type seem to be either one or the other -- personal vs. clinical) and is therefore unique. Regardless, it's both a haunting and moving account, and is straightforward without being melodramatic.