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Half-Marathon: A Complete Guide for Women Paperback – October 15, 2012
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Jeff Galloway (born July 12, 1945 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a former American Olympian. A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters. He remains a competitive athlete, continuing through a successful masters running career. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Galloway Productions, which conducts a broad range of training programs and events yearly; he also owns two running specialty stores.
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.
Barbara Galloway has been a serious runner for years and was on the Florida State women's track team. Her best 10K time is 41:50, and marathon time 3:18. She has a master's degree in physical education and conducts running clinics during running vacation retreats at Lake Tahoe and Athens, Greece.
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It wasn't until my brother in law started training for a marathon I ever really considered running and making good on the long ago goal. Though the BIL is an athlete and always has been the fact that someone close to me was running made me consider it. I'm very goal oriented so off I went to buy an app and do a C25K program (the app was Get Running and it was awesome!).
Like everything else in my life I am always "all in". So as I neared the finish of the 5K and ran a couple races I started thinking about more. However some nagging issues with my calves surfaced again after nearly 30 years and I could see the straight running dream of my 10K disappear in front of my eyes. Then I heard about Galloway - so this is the first book I picked up. It was very good - very thorough and has a lot of good info. I really enjoy the format of the book - the way the chapter are laid out. The training plans make sense (though I do wonder about the conflict here with increasing mileage and the 10% rule since the training here seems to violate that 10% rule I keep hearing from everyone). I didn't necessarily think the women's parts were that amazing - but the info was good.
Because I'm obsessive I also went and got Galloway's Book on Running and his Marathon You Can Do It! and I REALLY like the latter the best of all the books. It feels ultra complete, is written in a great style, and covers nearly everything you can think of (I'll edit my review when hindsight is upon me). For some reason that book is much more motivating to me. Though the content is largely duplicative somehow it makes me feel like I want to go out and run a marathon and this book here just feels like more research. It's a great book - I'd just recommend the other book more.