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John Bingham, "the patron saint of the back of the pack," commands "The Penguin Brigade" -- those thousands of dedicated runners who have learned that the greatest joy in their sport comes not from how fast they go or how thin they become, but from simply having the courage to take the first step.
Now Bingham shares the wisdom that took him from couch potato to columnist for Runner's World magazine. No Need for Speed explores both the why and the how of running for the rest of us. With information both practical (how to find the right running shoes for you, when to enter a race, what to eat before a run) and inspirational (focus on where you are instead of where you want to be, accepting the body you have, the beauty of being realistic about goals), Bingham extends a trusted hand and expert advice to beginners and veterans alike.
John "The Penguin" Bingham writes "The Penguin Chronicles" for Runner's World magazine, is a regular speaker on the prerace pasta dinner circuit, and teaches the basics of running to adult-onset athletes at his popular Penguin Flight Schools. He lives in Tennessee.
This really encouraged me - I'm a new runner and he really focuses on loving the act of running and there is also lots of information on how to prevent injury. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natalie Taylor
I would recommend anybody whom is new to running in buying this book as a basic inquiry for the first runner's guide.Published 5 months ago by Quynh Tran
I LOVE this book!! The author John Bingham wrote this book about his life and experiences; but I feel as if he was talking about me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Big8Ball
John Bingham was nicknamed the Penguin for being slow, but he has finished a lot of marathons. This is a great book for anyone who is focused more on the joie de vivre of running... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Albus Paulson
This book is perfect for beginning runners. Very realistic approach for an adult-onset athlete like me. I highly recommend it!Published 11 months ago by Evelyn D. Mcdonald
I ran for years and hated it. After reading this book I realized that you don't have to be special to run you just have to be "normal" It gives you the room to go slow and not... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deborah Miles