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.
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Major Kevin Lovell
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Jenny Hadfield is a super motivator who is a brilliant combination of someone who can encourage and push while actually giving expert substantial information. We all have cheerleaders in our lives; … Read more
Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, author of Marathon Woman, and still running marathons!
We have been thrilled to have Coach Jenny as one of our key partners in Canada Running Series over the past eight years. She brilliantly spans the spectrum of offering top-quality coaching information… Read more
Alan Brookes, Canadian Running Series Race Director
Coach Jenny is a font of knowledge for endurance athletes.
John Telich, Fox 8 Cleveland Sports Anchor
Jenny Hadfield changed my life! When I met Jenny I simply wanted to run a comfortable 3 – 5 miles. Before I knew it, with Jenny’s understated method of coaching, I was running half-marathons, ma… Read more
Shari Wolf, Co-Owner Ketchman|Wolf Associates, Marathoner and Endurance Athlete
Jenny Hadfield is one of the most passionate, personable, and engaging bloggers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Her level of expertise is matched only by her enthusiasm. Reading Jenny’s s… Read more
Mark Remy, editor-at-large, Runner’s World
I had the honor of meeting Coach Jenny in 2001 when I was in a learn to run program. I was new to running and very uncomfortable with my lack of skill. Jenny’s easy spirit and kindness immediate… Read more
Beth Salinger, Hospital Hill Run Race Director President and Founder Endurance Marketing Inc.
Jenny Hadfield is an amazing motivator. She makes regular people believe 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… Read more
Kathy O'Malley, WGN Radio-Chicago Talk Show Host and Paris Marathon Finisher
Jenny Hadfield was our first coach for the Indy Mini and helped us grow the race from 19,000 participants to over 35,000. Her ability to motivate and encourage people that they could go the distance… Read more
Jeff Graves, Owner of Vision Event Management and former Executive Director of the Indy Mini Marathon