Running: Getting Started

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"Running-Getting Started" will take anyone, at any level of fitness, into the running lifestyle. Jeff Galloway, a US Olympian in 1972, has helped over 150,000 people make this journey while reducing or eliminating aches, pains, and injuries suffered during most training programs. Jeff developed the Run-Walk method of training, in which running is repeatedly interrupted by walk breaks, and offers a step by step program that is easy to use and easy to understand. Included will be lots of tips on nutrition, staying motivated, building endurance,
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Overview

"Running-Getting Started" will take anyone, at any level of fitness, into the running lifestyle. Jeff Galloway, a US Olympian in 1972, has helped over 150,000 people make this journey while reducing or eliminating aches, pains, and injuries suffered during most training programs. Jeff developed the Run-Walk method of training, in which running is repeatedly interrupted by walk breaks, and offers a step by step program that is easy to use and easy to understand. Included will be lots of tips on nutrition, staying motivated, building endurance, shoes, stretching and strengthening and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841262420
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 400,719
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Galloway was an average teenage runner who kept learning and working harder, until he became an Olympian. He also competed in the International Cross-Country Championships and was a member of the US National Championship team. He is the author of the best-selling running book in North America: Galloways Book on Running and is a Runner's World columnist, as well as an inspirational speaker for more than 200 running and fitness sessions each year. He has worked with over 250,000 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 a success rate of over 98%

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Table of Contents

1 Foreword: You Can Be a Runner! 7

2 Why Run? 10

3 What You Need to Get Started 21

4 A Trip to the Running Store 28

5 Setting Yourself Up for Running Success 35

6 Your First Week-How to Begin and Continue 39

7 Your Three Week Schedule 43

8 Your Next 21 Weeks 47

9 The Galloway Run-Walk Method 56

10 Getting Physical: What Happens When We Get in Shape 60

11 Your Journal Will Inspire You 69

12 Why Does Your Body Want to Hold Onto Fat? 77

13 Why Some People Burn a Lot More Fat 87

14 Fat Burning Training: For the Rest of Your Life 91

15 Fat Burning: The Income Side of the Equation 97

16 Good Blood Sugar = Motivation 106

17 An Exerciser's Diet 110

18 Running Form 114

19 Running Injury Free 124

20 Your First Race 129

21 Aches & Pains 141

22 Stretching 150

23 Strengthening 153

24 Staying Motivated 158

25 Cross Training: Exercise You Can Do on the Non-Running-Days 166

26 Dealing with the Weather 172

27 Destroying Excuses 187

28 What About Kids? 191

29 What If You're Not Enjoying Your Running? 194

30 Trouble Shooting 198

31 Trouble Shooting Aches and Pains 214

32 Running After 40, 50, 60, 70 220

33 Being a Good Coach 226

34 Special Report: Heart Disease and Running 230

Photo & Illustration Credits 231

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