Marathoning for Mortals

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Rodale, May 2, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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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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Very easy to read and great advice. - Goodreads
I learned some good tips. - Goodreads
The main premise of this book is to run for fun. - Goodreads
It is really easy to read and super motivational. - Goodreads
Advice. Wisdom from two seasoned runners. - Goodreads
Lots of good advice, stories and funny bits. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book gave me the encouragement and knowledge to finish my first half marathon. I heard about from a grade school running coach. I used many of the tips and techniques in this book to meet my goal of finishing my first half marathon. Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

This book has a great training program guide at the end and helpful advice throughout on how to start running and training for half marathons and marathons. Read full review


Deciding to Train
Getting to Know You
You Gotta Have Heart
The Toolbox
CrossTraining 1 27
Gear 1 55
Game Face
Race Preparation 1 87
The Postrace Party
Training Plans

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About the author (2003)

John "the Penguin" Bingham writes a monthly column for Runner's World magazine and teaches the basics of running to adult-onset athletes at his popular Penguin Flight Schools. He is also the author of The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life and No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running.

Jenny Hadfield, M.A., C.P.T., is a fitness expert who has trained thousands of walkers, run-walkers, and runners of all levels. Her gentle yet uncompromising approach to training combined with her unique insights into the human body and mind will help you discover your inner long-distance athlete. She has qualified for the Boston Marathon and competed in three Eco-Challenges.

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