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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.
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 23 days 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 3 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 4 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 6 months ago by Deborah Miles
If you are a new runner this is a great book to get you started, I have been running for about 18 months now, mostly for helping to lose weight, but recently I found the nirvana of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan P
For about 20 years I have been a walker/jogger who has always wanted to run, but couldn't due to some unknown issues. Last year at 47 years of age I had a hysterectomy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by syhack
I also have his book The Courage to Start. Both books are geared for beginners, especially "Age Onset Athletes" as he refers to those beginning at mid-life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NY
My son has this book, and recommended to my wife as she has
aspirations to join him in his running pastime.
Just started running and this book has a great deal of helpful information. Would recommend this to anyone considering talking the plunge into starting to walk and run.Published 15 months ago by John