I’ve been reading Jeff Galloway’s Marathon You Can Do It!. Galloway is a former Olympian and offers concise and easy to follow information. His training schedules are realistic and he is a pleasurable read. He is in favor of slow and steady training in order to avoid injury. He notes, ” Yes, it’s possible to train for a marathon and have a life”. This is the tone of the book. This book is very much geared towards the novice; I learned a lot of valuable information. If you are planning on training for an endurance event or a marathon I urge you to invest in a good manual. Web resources are great, but aren’t always comprehensive. You cannot research a topic unless you are aware of it. For instance, I was really struggling last week on my 7 mile long run until I read the chapter on form, eight miles went much more smoothly with a few minor adjustments in my posture and stride.
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After living for nearly a decade in the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in Boston's South End with my beloved rescue hound, Lawson and my partner, Sean. I cook. I hoard cookbooks. I do political and marketing work. I am interested in all things trauma and survivor related. This blog begins during one of the hardest times of my life. My Mom was dying of Ovarian Cancer, and I was dealing with the traumatic fallout from a horrific stalking situation. I am one of those people who needs to sweat out pain, so I tried my hand at half marathons, a full marathon, and several triathlons. I haven't done an endurance event in a few years, but my new fitness loves are yoga and my Peloton bike (#ShazAMY_). View all posts by amypoor