Marathon: You Can Do It!

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Shelter Publications, Inc., 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 209 pages
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Jeff Galloway is a world-class distance runner and author of the best-selling Galloway's Book on Running. Galloway, along with Bill Rogers and Frank Shorter, was at the forefront of the running revolution of the '80s. For over 20 years, Jeff has toured the country, giving running workshops, hosting races, and lecturing to runners. About five years ago he discovered a unique way of training that allowed just about anyone to run a marathon. The secret: walk breaks. Marathons have surged in popularity in the last five years. And runners these days are different from runners in the '80s and early '90s: they want to finish a marathon. They are not obsessed (as were earlier runners) with high performance. They are having fun. This is Jeff's new book for 21st century marathoners. It has programs and advice for all levels of runners, and will show you how to run a marathon without injuring yourself or getting a divorce.
 

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

A classic with some great advice, but very repetitive and out of date, especially with regard to diet. Read full review

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User Review  - Kimberly - Goodreads

I went back to this book several times while training for my first marathon. There is a lot of great information in this book. I also loved having it handy for motivation and to help plan those really long runs. Read full review

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Contents

The Power of the Group
73
Food and Fat Burning
131
Fat Burning as a Way of Life
137
How You Eat Determines How Good You Feel
141
Boosting Blood Sugarand Motivation
149
The Marathon Diet
151
Practical Advice
155
Getting Older
156
Running Hot and Cold
169
Heart Rate Monitors
176
Best Foot Forward
180
Appendix
185
Predicting Your Performance
186
Major Marathons
190
Running Resources and Contacts
195
Statistics on Marathons
202

Injuries and Interruptions
162
Breathing and Stretching
168

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References to this book

The Chicago Marathon
Andrew Suozzo
Limited preview - 2006

About the author (2001)

JEFF GALLOWAY is the designer of the Run-Walk Run low mileage marathon training program, a Runner's World columnist, as well as an inspirational speaker for more than 200 running and fitness sessions each year. Jeff has worked with hundreds of thousands of runners including participants of run Disney events for which he provides training programs, tips and videos.

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