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Galloway's Book on Running Paperback – February 9, 2002
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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.
The book itself is a bit...unedited. If I had to rate the writing of the book then it would be around 2 stars. It bounces around from point to point, hitting on topics incompletely without telling the reader about the full chapter about the topic later. Also, there are several typographical and conversion errors. A few times the text refers to 'something' later in the chapter (more text, a graph, sections) that never happen....the chapter just ends. Very strange.
I wish it had a full marathon training plan too.
But, whatever. Its a good plan and I bought his full marathon book as well (arriving today!). I would rather have a book full of good, sound, enjoyable ideas than a perfectly edited book full of technical-intimidating information.
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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