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Galloway's Book on Running Paperback – February 9, 2002
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It's main stregnth is its well-rounded nature, containing everything from historical anecdotes to nutrition and tips for older runners.
Galloway's voice is humane and humble. At least in this book, he practices what he preaches: an oversized ego is an obstacle and running is done for the joy it brings.
After reading sections of this book, I did some late-night running at the campus track and I could see where a lot of runners were going wrong. They were trying so hard to run that after a few minutes they were exhausted.
Galloway's book is more well suited to people who want to take the long and slow road, built on slow and long runs, to greater speed and eventual marathon competition.
It might also be a bizarre, yet inspired, gift to your favorite couch potato (Just make sure he or she's not the type to get pissed at such a suggestive gift).
But then, my neighbor who lost 100 lbs, in 1 year, from training for the marathon by using this book, gave us this book. I was so surprised at how Galloway tells you how to pace yourself! He gives this schedule that allows you to see your improvements but not feel like you must exercise EVERY DAY to achieve it. I learned so much about running, and ran my first 5k last fall!! I still don't like running, but I *love* what it does for me - I'm in great shape, stronger, and I have tons more energy to deal with my kids!
And oh yes, I have done a sub 27 min 5k
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1. marathon programs.
2. The magic mile trial.
I like the scheme used for shelter publications to present the information in this book. If Mr. Galloway include in this book the two points indicated above in other edition, he doesn't need to publish more about the topic. Period. Higly recommended reading. Combine this book with "Marathon you can do it!" and you'll have all the information about theory of run-walk-run method.
Galloway does not presume the runner is a casual "New Year's Resolution" jogger who will likely quit in a month. Instead, he looks to build a foundation of sensible workouts, leading to genuine fitness, endurance and speed.
He gives instruction of every detail important to new and intermediate runners, from stretching to hydration, from injury management to weight loss, from running for kids to running after age 40.
Especially useful for runners looking to transition from running occasionally, to running as a lifestyle. Whether for fitness or for racing, there is enough here to progress through to the next stage. Galloway presents training charts, for example, for those looking to run a 5K. If your goal is to finish the 3.1 mile race, or to run about 17:00, there is a chart customizing the necessary training -- four charts per distance (5K, 10K and half-marathon).
Shoes are a key part of a runner's uniform, and there's a chapter on that. There are also sections focused on women's running, the mental aspects of running, and proper form.
Jeff Galloway's credentials as a runner are topnotch, but he has years of experience training runners at all levels. I am convinced this book will provide all a runner needs at those crucial early levels and beyond. I fully recommend "Galloway's Book on Running," and am giving it as a gift to a friend this Christmas.
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