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Olympian Jeff Galloway to Speak on Tuesday, October 21, 2003
"Marathoning, You Can Do It!"
Train for the Flying Pig Marathon
with Jeff Galloway's Run Injury Free Training Program in Cincinnati!
Cincinnati, Ohio (October 21, 2003) - Olympian, best selling running author, and Runner's World columnist, Jeff Galloway, will kick off the Cincinnati training program on Tuesday, October 21st at the Fleet Feet in Blue Ash at The Crossing of Blue Ash, 9525 Kenwood Road at 7:00 p.m. Run with Jeff at 5:30 or see him at the booksigning at 6:30pm. The group is open to new participants who are interested in fulfilling a lifetime goal: to run a marathon. The training group welcomes all levels, from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Pace groups are set up to ensure a comfortable and safe training pace for every ability.
Over the last five years there has been an explosion in the popularity of striving for and accomplishing the dream of completing a marathon among all ages, both men and women. Marathoning has become a symbol of achievement, respect, competence and commitment among North Americans who are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of regular exercise.
Since he began his coaching and writing career more than 20 years ago, Jeff Galloway has helped tens of thousands of first time and veteran runners to prepare for the challenges and reap the rewards of marathon running. Galloway has run over 100 marathons since 1970 and he represented the USA in the 1972 Olympics. His book, Galloways Book on Running, continues to be North America's most popular running book each year. Through more than 200 seminars a year and his regular columns for Runner's World magazine, Galloway answers the questions of thousands of beginners, recreational runners, aspiring marathoners, and time-goal runners. His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone.
"I can identify with the struggles of sedentary, overweight adults and kids, for I was one," said Galloway. "Because my school required sport participation every quarter, in the fall of 1958, I enrolled in a track conditioning program. Two months of running forest trails produced a young runner addicted to the positive well being that come after a run, the camaraderie, fun, and mutual respect which I've since learned that distance runners share everywhere, at any age."
Galloway first developed group training programs in 1978 in his quest to help average runners train injury-free for the grueling 26.2 mile race. His national training program is based on low-mileage and a unique run-walk technique that minimized the impact to joints and muscles over long distances. His recommended training schedule consists of two days of running, three days of cross-training (non-running aerobic exercise) and one long run on the weekend. The Jeff Galloway Marathon Training Program has inspired thousands of runners of all abilities across the country with a success rate of more that 98%.