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Running: Getting Started Paperback – January 15, 2008
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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
This book did both for me: it kept my mind motivated to keep going, and it also set out a fitness/excercise plan that started slow and kept my body motivated. Galloway pushes hard on the idea of "slow and steady" vs. "hard and fast". Too many runners give up quickly because they try to go too fast too soon and they get burned out. Galloway covers all aspects of running for beginners and does a fabulous job with it. The chapters are short and there are nice color photos and check lists to keep the reading interesting. I rate it an A+ and an must have for any beginner runner or someone who has been out of the loop for a while and looking for some motivation to get back into the swing of things.
It sets out a reasonable, attainable schedule for those who have never run before. It also gives good advice regarding nutrition and equipment.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in beginning a running program, especially first-timers.
There are a couple of minor downsides and watch-outs. The writing style is a little clumsy in parts, but not to the point that it's distracting. It's also worth noting that this book is clearly aimed at the beginning runner. If you're more of an experienced runner looking for insight into Jeff Galloway's techniques or his advice on training for a race, you are probably better off buying Galloway's Book on Running or one of his books designed for race training (5K and 10K, half marathon, marathon, etc.)
I'm very happy I bought this book, and it has given me a lot of useful insights that I have been able to apply to my training. Jeff Galloway's training techniques are helping me run longer distances at a good pace WITHOUT feeling exhausted!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Helps set realistic expectations as runners age. Good basic info to review if you are an experienced runner. Good beginning info.Published 3 months ago by Scott Elam
This is a good book for beginning runners and has a lot of helpful information. The reason I am giving the book 3 stars is that I have purchased the Kindle version and the running... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simms
I just started running, and everyone said to get this book. This book has everything you need Rock panel get started. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Beavers
Jeff Galloway knows what hes talking about and in just a few short weeks hes made me a much stronger and faster runner!Published 8 months ago by Avrielle
This Book Is a Life Changer!
After living the couch potato's life for 40 years and with my weight WAY out of control, I found that my lifestyle had to change if I was... Read more
Galloway has been proven by the most skeptical of runners!! His method is so "right on" and this book proves it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by L. Nickles