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The Penguin Brigade Training Log, Second Edition Spiral-bound – May 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books; 2nd edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891369385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891369384
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,278,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

John is one of the running community's most recognizable and popular personalities. He was a featured columnist in Runner's World magazine from 1996-2010. John now writes his monthly column The Penguin Chronicles" in Competitor Magazine.

His break-through first book "The Courage to Start" and his best selling "No Need for Speed", John "the Penguin" Bingham inspired hundreds of thousands of men and women to run for fun, fitness, and self-affirmation. His book, "Marathoning for Mortals", co-authored by Coach Jenny Hadfield, revolutionized long-distance running and walking. With "Running for Mortals" John and Jenny brought the joy of running to everyone.

Once an overweight couch potato with a glut of bad habits, including smoking and drinking, at the age of 43 Bingham looked mid-life in the face--and started running. Since then, he has completed 45 marathons and hundreds of 5K and 10K races--and developed a whole new outlook

John is the National Spokesperson for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program and is the voice of the Competitor Group's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I liked the old Penguin Brigade Training Log a lot, but this new 2nd Edition is even better. It has space to record your basic training details -- where you ran and how far -- but also space to record the weather, your diet, heart-rate, cross-training, sleep hours, weight, and mood. It tracks your goals on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis. I like the new I-Rate system of rating your personal effort separate from the objective measures of mileage.
It keeps me focused and inspired every day, without fail. The new photos are beautiful, too. Really nice package.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Fisher on April 12, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
I am a big fan of John Bingham, and credit his book "The Courage to Start" as a major inspiration to me to begin running and making it a part of my life. Even better (if you choose only one of his books) is "No Need for Speed" which covers many of the themes but is a more complete beginner's guide to running. John is a fine writer and motivator especially for those of us who are "at the back of the pack". That said, I found his training log disappointing. Essentially you have a some running tips from John and Jenny (which are very good, but all are found in his books) and the same single page (the weekly log) copied 52 times and spiral bound. If this is what you are looking for, it's fine. I prefer tracking my running and races on an Xcel spreadsheet. Even a regular notebook would do about the same. The bottom line for me is that if you don't own both of his books, either would be a better purchase.
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About the only thing this one doesn't do is the exercise for you! (That's why only 4 stars) Space to track what you need to, and you can add what detail you choose, but doesn't micro-manage.
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By Excel Travelers on January 19, 2009
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Bingham is a great motivator if you need a little help. For us, putting our training down in writing is a motivator too. A calendar works, of course, too, but then you miss out on his little fun tidbits of wisdom.
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