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Galloway Training Programs Paperback – August 1, 2007
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Jeff was an average teenage runner who kept learning and working harder, until he became an Olympian. He is the author of the best-selling running book in North America ("Galloway's Book on Running") and is a Runners World columnist, as well as an inspirational speaker for more than 200 running and fitness sessions each year. He has worked with over 200,000 average people in training for specific goals and Galloway's quest for an injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978. Galloway is the designer of the walk-run, low mileage marathon training program (Galloway RUN-WALK method) with an over 98% success rate.
Top Customer Reviews
I started out running using Ease to 5K app on my Iphone. I have NEVER ran in my life, always hated running, and was 55 yrs old. A friend suggested I run to help me lose the weight that I wanted. Had worked up to running continuously for 30 minutes. For a 55 year old female, I was pretty stoked!!! But, I had reached a wall and had NO desire to put out effort and training time required to go past 30 minutes continuous running! I live in Texas and the heat/humidity is NOT your friend. I was seriously considering quitting because I knew I couldn't keep up the continuous running not with summer coming!!
I know my limits and running continuously in the Texas heat/humidity was my Achilles heel. My first 5K race my goal was to run continuously without walking. I accomplished it but when I finished, I was not exactly "socialable". Two weeks later I ran my second 5K and I found myself having to take 2 quick "cheat" walk breaks or I was going to die! I was SO upset with myself! I even did the walk breaks in areas where I felt no one would see me! I had this mind set that if you walk - you're a sissy! Whimp! After this race is when I met my new found friend!!!!! Galloway run/walk method! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! It was my running salvation! I knew I could take on the summer heat/humidity because of the walk breaks. I had to come to grips with 2 "ego" issues: 1. slow pace and 2. not running continuously. I'll be honest, 2 months of using the walk/run training method, I am STILL dealing with these 2 issues.Read more ›
All I know is that I've hated running my entire life. I ran for softball (during practice and games) but NEVER otherwise.
I took Ann Ringlein's Beginner's Luck (Lincoln Running Company), which employs the Galloway run-walk-run class that runs 8 weeks over the summer in Lincoln, NE. Several years in the running, this class has over 400 people every summer--folks who have never run before. Why? Because the Galloway method is a safe (non-injury-inducing), relatively painless (no running is completely painless, but I don't resent having to run now because it's actually "enjoyable!), and goal-oriented method of learning to run more than to the bathroom or mailbox.
I highly recommend this resource. He has run more than 100 marathons, but has dedicated himself (Like Ann Ringlein) to helping others be healthy and learn to run (AND LOVE IT!).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It has gotten me started on the road to great exercise and possibly a 5 K race in the future.Published 16 days ago by Candace Segar
Great book. Well written in very simple terms. Jeff does a great job of driving his points home. If you follow the instructions in the book you will really improve as a runner... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Big D
After trying for years to become a runner and being frustrated by injuries I was thinking about giving it up until a friend recommended this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dave Woodford
Jeff Galloway's run-walk-run has already gotten me through a 10K run in fairly brutal conditions (heat and high humidity). It is a handy reference for me to have.Published 19 months ago by David R. Easter
I have run many 5k and 10k races this will be my first 1/2 and this book has given me the confidence I will succeed.Published 23 months ago by Jameel Gavin