Galloway's Book on Running

Galloway's Book on Running

Olympic athlete Jeff Galloway shows how amateur runners can use the same training principles followed by world-class runners. He tells beginners how to get started, explains his ideas on stress and rest, and reveals secrets for running better. In this completely revised and updated new edition of the classic text on running, Galloway includes training schedules for 5k, 10k...

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Galloway's Book on Running Reviews

  • Amanda Morris

    As a beginning runner, I learned SO much from this book! I love the stress on remaining injury free, how to improve and not kill yourself, the proper things to eat, how the body works as a result of running from muscles and bones and weight loss. This is a great book for runners just starting out. I am so glad I read it a few months into my running. It inspired me and gave me strength to get through some tough times with running and let me know that I am doing well and I love that I have tips to

    As a beginning runner, I learned SO much from this book! I love the stress on remaining injury free, how to improve and not kill yourself, the proper things to eat, how the body works as a result of running from muscles and bones and weight loss. This is a great book for runners just starting out. I am so glad I read it a few months into my running. It inspired me and gave me strength to get through some tough times with running and let me know that I am doing well and I love that I have tips to keep in mind to keep my body as injury free as possible.

  • Andreas Michaelides

    This is a book that every man woman and child should have in their library if they are beginners or elite athletes. It covers and explains with sinple words what you need to do to be a runner. Highly recommended.

  • EB

    Jeff's run/walk plan helped me transform from being an occassional runner who constantly struggled to a consistent runner who really enjoys running.

    I was stuck and this book gave me a strategy and plant to take my running to the next level. Prior to this book, I would simply go out and run for 30 minutes for a mile or two. I struggled to run even a mile. I would run until I couldn't breathe and then walk for a couple minutes and repeat. His explanations about why run/walk works are excellent an

    Jeff's run/walk plan helped me transform from being an occassional runner who constantly struggled to a consistent runner who really enjoys running.

    I was stuck and this book gave me a strategy and plant to take my running to the next level. Prior to this book, I would simply go out and run for 30 minutes for a mile or two. I struggled to run even a mile. I would run until I couldn't breathe and then walk for a couple minutes and repeat. His explanations about why run/walk works are excellent and his training plans took me from not being able to run a mile to being able to finish a 10K without walking (over a year or so).

    The one struggle I had with this book is that I don't think he did a good job explaining how to go from run/walk to only run. I ended up using a Hal Higdon 5K plan to help with that part. I would not let that hold you back from reading this book or following his training plans if you want to run a 5k/10k/half/marathon. When I tackle a new distance I come back to his run/walk strategy to help me put on the mileage. His strategy really does work and will give you the ability to finish the race.

  • Joe

    I read the first edition, which was self-published by Jeff. Whereas, Jim Fixx’s book got me running, this more practical book gave me the usable knowledge to train and get faster. Chock full of tips and advice, Jeff is a great coach - knowledgeable and approachable. This book is not an advanced training manual, it’s a beginner’s guide on how to make the most of the sport of running. It’s a good first step before getting into more technical training books. As a fellow Atlantan, we’re lucky to hav

    I read the first edition, which was self-published by Jeff. Whereas, Jim Fixx’s book got me running, this more practical book gave me the usable knowledge to train and get faster. Chock full of tips and advice, Jeff is a great coach - knowledgeable and approachable. This book is not an advanced training manual, it’s a beginner’s guide on how to make the most of the sport of running. It’s a good first step before getting into more technical training books. As a fellow Atlantan, we’re lucky to have Jeff in our community (his Phidippides running stores, races, and training programs).

  • Emily WendLake

    This book inspires me the same way that Oprah inspires me. It should be embarrassing but it’s just so good…one might even say that it hurts so good.

  • Eliece

    my stars may go up depending on my half-marathon time in September. I really like his training ideas and it has given me permission to not feel like I have to punish myself all the time to get better. His training style has helped make my running more enjoyable and relaxed. And accoring to Galloway, I should still get faster so . . . to be continued. and I know you all love the cover picture Whoot! whoot!

  • Adam

    Terrific book on running. Love Galloway's training programs -- effective, but prevent injury. But why does it have to have such a dorky cover? Jesus, Jeff, you're making me look bad.

  • Valerie

    This is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to start running. There is a lot of practical advice for runners at every level.

    One of the things that I love about this book is that his run/walk method really gives a new perspective on running. I always thought you had to run continuously, full out. If I had had Galloway's perspective when I was young, perhaps gym class would have been a less painful experience.

    On the other hand, there is still great advice for my hard core running friends.

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    This is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to start running. There is a lot of practical advice for runners at every level.

    One of the things that I love about this book is that his run/walk method really gives a new perspective on running. I always thought you had to run continuously, full out. If I had had Galloway's perspective when I was young, perhaps gym class would have been a less painful experience.

    On the other hand, there is still great advice for my hard core running friends.

    The bottom line is that for someone like me, who had been "allergic" to running for 30 years, it made doing a half marathon achievable. I have now done 6 half marathons, using the Gallaway method, and yet I still come back to this book and find new nuggets of wisdom to apply to running.

  • Sally Kilpatrick

    This book has a good mix of technical details as well as inspiration? assurance? I'm not sure how I'd put it, but Galloway's book has reeducated me on a lot of running myths. First, it's okay to slow down. As long as you're dedicated and you don't always do the least amount possible, it's okay to take your time and build up to the muscles and endurance you need for longer runs. Also, it's most important to avoid injury. You can't run if you're injured.

    Anyway, there are several training programs

    This book has a good mix of technical details as well as inspiration? assurance? I'm not sure how I'd put it, but Galloway's book has reeducated me on a lot of running myths. First, it's okay to slow down. As long as you're dedicated and you don't always do the least amount possible, it's okay to take your time and build up to the muscles and endurance you need for longer runs. Also, it's most important to avoid injury. You can't run if you're injured.

    Anyway, there are several training programs and explanations of speed training, fartleks, tempo runs, etc. He also has exercises to help strengthen certain muscles to help avoid injury as well as a discussion of what shoes to buy and different ways to lace them.

    If I had any complaint, it would be on the diet section, but, for the most part, this is an insightful and easy to read book that includes just about anything and everything you need to know to be a better runner. I'm even going to keep it handy on the shelf for when I need to look up a particular.

  • Wendi Lau

    Experienced people often feel they have nothing left to learn on a subject. "Galloway's Book on Running" shows that there is always something we can learn or be reminded of. Although he is now famous for his Run-Walk-Run method, this book does not go into specific run-walk intervals and instead covers a wider range of topics: rest days, nutrition, shoes, running plans, injury, and racing. In the Nutrition chapter, Mr. Galloway shared his negative experience loading up on carbs the night before a

    Experienced people often feel they have nothing left to learn on a subject. "Galloway's Book on Running" shows that there is always something we can learn or be reminded of. Although he is now famous for his Run-Walk-Run method, this book does not go into specific run-walk intervals and instead covers a wider range of topics: rest days, nutrition, shoes, running plans, injury, and racing. In the Nutrition chapter, Mr. Galloway shared his negative experience loading up on carbs the night before a race. This dispels a commonly held assumption about pre-race eats. His wife, a nutritionist and runner, wrote a chapter on Women Running which included good reminders: pregnant women need to be careful to not overheat during a run for their baby's safety, and you can still be fertile during intense training that causes missed periods. I would recommend "Galloway's Book" to newbies and anyone who used to run high school track or cross country thinking about returning to running years later. There are many things the high school coach may not have covered which would make running in middle age more enjoyable and doable than expected.

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