Running for Mortals

A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life Through Running

By John Bingham; Jenny Hadfield
Rodale Press, Paperback, 9781594863257, 276pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

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The authors of "Marathoning for Mortals - "John "The Penguin" Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield, MA, CPT - now show beginning runners how to fit running into their lifestyle easily
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 for "Runner'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.

About the Author
John Bingham was the pen-name and family name of Lord Clanmorris. Born in York in 1908, he was educated at Cheltenham College and in France and Germany. One of his first jobs was as a reporter on the Hull Daily Mail and also as a feature writer for the Sunday Dispatch. On the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the Royal Engineers, moving in 1940 to work in the War Office. From 1950 until the late seventies he worked in the Ministry of Defence. My Name is Michael Sibley was his first novel, published in 1952. On the whole Bingham bypassed the usual crime-writing tricks of the trade to evoke surprise or mystery; instead he brought a new approach to crime fiction by emphasizing psychological realism. As Bingham himself explained: 'I am not so much interested in who committed, say, the murder, but in the psychological build-up, whether the murder will, in fact, be committed, and whether the criminal will be caught.' John Bingham wrote a total of seventeen crime novels and espionage thrillers over a thirty-year period. He was married to the playwright Madeleine Bingham and is the father of novelist Charlotte Bingham. He died in 1988. John le Carre is the internationally bestselling author of many crime thrillers, including Smiley's People, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

Birthplace Residence Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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