Yesterday I was discussing the many differences between training men and women with a hard working client. Lo and behold this article appears!
This also brings to mind conversations I've had with some elite and Olympian female runners like Grete Waitz (pictured above ) about maximizing performance and improving racing times. This article doesn't reveal anything major but can be helpful for the newbie marathoner.
http://nyti.ms/1odIe9X NYTimes: Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do