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If you are thinking about training for a half-marathon, Jeff Galloway can help you prepare well, enjoy the training and glow from the achievement of crossing the finish line. This book is loaded with tips on how to stay motivated and eliminate aches, pains, and injuries....

Title : Half-Marathon: You Can Do It
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ISBN : 9781841261904
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Half-Marathon: You Can Do It Reviews

  • Matija
    2019-05-18 13:01

    Half-Marathon: You Can Do It is a collection of running wisdom and training programs of Jeff Galloway, one of best known running coaches and former 10k Olympian. There are different programs for the half-marathon, depending on what time you wish to achieve. They are all based on Galloway's run-walk-run method, though much of the advice applies even if you're not using walking breaks. Then there are chapters that explain how to do speed training, hill training, magic mile trials runs, burning fat etc. and some more (pretty light chapters) on equipment and clothing, injury prevention and running in old age.Overall this is a decent book that you can use as a basis for developing your own half-marathon training program. There are, however, a few complaints:1. Its look and feel is that of a children's book. I guess the rationale is that runners are not readers so you need a book with big font and shiny pictures to get them to view it.2. As mentioned above, some chapters are bit light in content. They're probably just there so that the publisher can list that the book give this information on the cover.3. While he certainly knows a lot about running, there's a feel that Galloway isn't quite keeping up with time. So there's little to no advice about software (such as or Garmin Connect) that you can use instead of keeping a running logbook and the likes.4. He seems to be an adherent of lactate-threshold/cardiovascular anaerobic model of running physiology and doesn't seem to know or care much about latest developments in the field (such as the central governor theory etc.)

  • Priscilla
    2019-04-24 12:56

    My boss gave me this book when I told her I was thinking about running a half marathon. It is a great book for those who want a great running program, but have no idea where to start (like me).The book focuses on his walk-run method, which is basically run for a few minutes (between 2-5, depending on your level) then walk for a bit (between 1-3, again that depends on your level). If you plan out your walk to run ratios, you won't get tired as easily and you'll be able to finish the half marathon!The book also gives a suggested weekly schedule and tips on eating, stretching, running in heat and cold weather, setting goals and priorities and using the right equipment. I'm not the most experienced runner (I'm starting at the beginner level) but I thought it was a very informative and useful book. I've been using the training program for almost two weeks now and I'm quite happy with it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to start running!

  • Kristen
    2019-04-29 07:46

    The Galloway run/walk method has given me the confidence to run a half marathon and this is the perfect guide to get me to the finish. The walk breaks are simply genius! I only do run/walk now even for my 5k's. Funny thing is...I'm not in love with running, but it's great exercise. The walk breaks truly make running better because it's only in short spurts (time intervals chosen by you). I spoke to a lady at a 10k that was using the method and the Galloway Timer (available on his website) and she said "I run for the beep". That pretty much covers it! The book touches on all aspects of training for the half marathon and some valuable information that I had never heard any where else. Definitely a worthwhile read!

  • Kristyn Redahan
    2019-04-27 05:48

    I started training wih the plan on his website before i got this book. There are big differences between the plans which i dont understand, but this book fills in a lot of the missing details from the website and offers info on nutrition, cross training, clothing, and motivation. Of course i could find all this information online but there is so much conflicting knowledge out there that its nice to have one book to reference when you have a question. I'll use this book until i have some more experience and can figure out what works best for me.

  • Amy
    2019-05-18 12:40

    I guess I should come back after my first half in October and to update the training results, but the book was super easy to read, and makes a lot of good points about running for the enjoyment of running, not time, and training in a way to avoid injury. I was really surprised at the accuracy of the "magic mile" to predict longer run times. The negatives: it seems the book is a compilation of previous shorter writings, so there is a lot of repetition throughout the book and some slight discrepancies in workouts, specifically the Thursday runs.

  • Barbara
    2019-05-08 04:47

    Very interesting. Having walked and walk/jogged two half marathons, I read this in preparing for my third. He has some theories / opinions that go against what I'd learned in the past (re: stretching, for example)... but since I *do* want to be able to run for enjoyment/fitness for years to come, definitely worth the read.

  • Monica
    2019-05-02 07:34

    Used this book to build off of a long run of 6 miles to train for a half marathon. It's easy to use, has several training plans for people that are doable (not crazy!!!) Completed my first half marathon in 2008 in 2 hours 8 minutes and plan on using the book again to run another one in May of 2009.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-18 08:56

    Good, basic information for conquering half marathons. I frequently refer back to the training plans and a few other sections of the book. Although, I do think that the information could have been organized into longer chapters of related information. If a chapter title only has enough supporting information for one or two pages (with pictures too!) then there is probably another place it can go.

  • Kari
    2019-05-12 10:01

    good book with lots of information. great training advice (hills, sprints, timing your "magic mile", long runs) and injury areas (how to treat and how to correct the running issue causing it). VERY easy read, does repeat himself quite often throughout the book. Galloway has TONS of experience running and coaching.

  • Stampie
    2019-05-22 11:40

    A decent book on running, but definitely basic. By the time I read it, I had already learned a lot of what was presented. Still good information, though. It also has several 1/2 marathon training plans, two of which I've already followed. It helped me through the Army 10 Miler and the Disney 1/2! I do love me some Jeff Galloway <3

  • Nicole
    2019-05-09 11:34

    It worked! I loved the beginners program. I finished my first 1/2 marathon feeling strong, with no injuries during training, and wanting to do it again! I am hoping to get the courage to try his full marathon program.

  • Theresa
    2019-04-25 06:53

    This was a pretty good book, a lot of great info for beginning and advanced runners. We'll see though how it helps me train for my half! :) I like though that it includes several training plans to choose from and also explains pretty well certain running terms or techniques etc.

  • Kristina
    2019-05-22 11:59

    I was a little bit disappointed by this book. I found a number of things which were just unbelievable. For example, the little section on losing fat. The run-walk method seems interesting and something I might try in the future, but I was hoping for something a little more in depth, more detailed.

  • Mariel
    2019-04-26 07:55

    Super useful read. There are training programs to prepare you for your first half, or to help you improve your time. It covers everything from form, to eating, to dealing with weather and motivation issues. It made me feel much more comfortable as I'm beginning to train for my first half.

  • Scott Bauer
    2019-04-24 11:46

    This book was OK, it was quite redundant, could had just as easily been a long pamphlet on how to start running. I got this and a few other of his books at the same time, and they are all pretty much exactly the same except for the primary training plan.

  • Traci_wom
    2019-04-27 06:48

    I plan to use this book to train for a half marathon in September. I've been using the run-walk-run method for at least a year, and I love it! It allows me to run longer distances without major pains or injury.

  • Jessietaylortanner
    2019-04-30 11:43

    i love you Jeff Galloway, but this book reads like a junior high textbook from the '80s.

  • Craig
    2019-05-22 07:54

    An overly-complicated book with not a lot of substance. The section on training schedules is good, but that is literally 10 pages of the whole book. The rest is filler.

  • Kayla
    2019-05-18 08:57

    I can do it!

  • Jen
    2019-05-18 07:39

    Getting ready for running my first half...the November 2013 Wine and Dine Half at Disney's Food and Wine festival.

  • Tonia
    2019-04-27 08:45

    Lots of great information on running, diet, preventing injury, etc. A good, informative read.

  • Lesley Looper
    2019-04-30 08:55

    I liked getting some more training tips for my next half marathon. This will continue to be a good reference book, especially for speed workouts.

  • Laura
    2019-05-09 12:50

    As far as I can tell, Galloway keeps writing the same book over and over, with modifications for different distances. I've used some of the information.

  • Tori
    2019-05-23 10:37

    I don't understand his aversion to stretching, but otherwise I think his books are great for beginners like me.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-05 12:56

    Some of the things he said were common sense but there was A LOT of valuable information. I see a Half-Marathon coming my way sometime in 2012!

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-24 11:53

    Excellent resource for half-marathon training! Still consulting it but marked as read as we have transitioned to the official training schedule pace for the WDW Half in Jan!

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-25 07:51

    With the exception of a few training plans, this was really more of a general running guide (not special to half marathons, in my opinion). But the info presented was helpful nevertheless.

  • Cassi Campbell
    2019-04-27 04:41

    Great training book - really good for beginner runners - i use it weekly as I am training. Also a lot of great training schedules for experienced runners as well as lots of nutrition tips.

  • Dave
    2019-04-23 11:42

    Nothing earth shattering...interesting perspective on the walking and I am using some of his speed workouts

  • Laura
    2019-04-26 06:38

    I'm sticking with the Sprint-Tri races for now. Maybe a half next year??