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.
Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes alone, the marathon is now within the reach of any ordinary person. This guide contains eight different training programmes, the advice you need physically, mentally and emotionally and tips to help you customise your training.
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.
Train like Olympic marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More importantly, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.
A lifelong runner’s groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety, one run at a time Everyone knows that running builds stronger muscles and a healthier heart. In Running Is My Therapy, longtime runner Scott Douglas shows how endurance running is also the best form of exercise to develop a healthier brain. A natural antidepressant, running reinforces the benefits of therapy and triggers lasting, positive physiological changes. In fact, some doctors now “prescribe” a running regimen as part of their first-line treatment plan for depression. Marshaling expert advice and a growing body of research, Douglas explains how we can all use running to improve mental health—and live happier.
Anyone who wants to be more active but doesn't think they're athletic enough to pull it off will rejoice. Packed with practical information and achievable programs for both aerobic and weight-bearing exercise, this book provides enough great tips to motivate even the most avowed couch potato. Acclaimed athlete, trainer, and nutrition consultant Ellen Jaffe Jones describes how to develop basic routines for walking, running, biking, swimming, weight lifting, and yoga. She also explains how and why to employ warm-up and cool-down exercises into a workout, gives advice on which gadgets and gear will help improve performance, and shares important tips on how to stay injury-free. There are additional ideas for utilizing the everyday environment from walls to furniture to instantly fit in exercise anywhere, anytime. A committed vegan for many years, Jones conquered serious health challenges by becoming a runner and adopting a plant-based diet. She makes a powerful case for why eating vegan can augment the benefits of exercise and help prevent exercise-related injuries. Included is information on how to transition to a nutritious vegan diet, along with some of Jones's favorite quick meal ideas.