Running for Mortals

You don’t have to run fast or competitively to reap the rewards that running has to offer. What you do need is the courage to start. That is the “Penguin mantra” that has enabled John Bingham—through his best-selling book No Need for Speed, his popular monthly column forRunner’s World magazine, and his many appearances at major running events throughout the year—to inspire thousands of men and women to take up the sport for fitness and the sheer enjoyment that running brings them.

By teaming up with coach Jenny Hadfield, his wife and coauthor on Marathoning for Mortals,Bingham lays out strategies that will help readers to safely and effortlessly integrate runs into their busy schedules. In this book, backed by Runner’s World, the authority of America’s leading running magazine, the authors provide tips for getting started, sticking to a routine, eating for energy, hydration, and training for speed and endurance.

Marathoning for Mortals

“Jenny Hadfield is an amazing motivator. She makes regular people believe that they can undertake amazing things–and then she’s there all the way to encourage them, right down to the finish line. I’ve never met another coach quite like her.”
–Kathy O’Malley, WGN Radio–Chicago talk show host in training for her first marathon

Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal’s grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal–even you.

In Marathoning for Mortals, you’ll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you’ll find:

  • 8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon
  • The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams
  • Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods
  • Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks

Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.