I love John Bingham's books. It is also a funny book. There are training plans included in this book, however they only go up to 10K distance, if you are looking for marathon training plan you might want to consider a different book for a training plan. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. We were not designed to stand still.
In concert with this book, and the others, I also use two apps for my Iphone though they can be found on Android platform as well and that is the Get Running App for a Couch to 5K plan and the Map My Run which lets me record the routes I take and get information on my stats while doing so. I was really afraid of foam rolling, and there are pictures and explanations in here. It covered most everything a beginner would want to know about, and seemed very balanced and practical. This is good for older people who are prone to being injured easily, but as a semi-still-youngun' it's not all that helpful. I was a runner for 6 months when I read this book and I strongly remember I read a lot of personal stories of how people began running, what was their physical situation before running, bad habits etc.
I would be really interested in a collection of short stories about running-- wonder what's out there? What you do need is the courage to start. Take it easy and steady if you don't want injuries, building up to high mileage and fast speeds. I was fat too, I was flirting with obesity and also I was a heavy smoker, and I did start running on my mid thirties. There are training plans in the back of the book for 5k and 10 k goals, at all current levels of fitness and aspiration Nice for motivation and validation. Bingham used to be an overweight smoker until he started running and now he does marathons.
Nice for motivation and validation. John Bingham also started running later in life - in his mid forties - and he was an overweight smoker who ate and drank too much for most of his life. I would say it's a good book for non-runners who wish to become runners. A lovely book for someone to read and is thinking of starting running. It has some really great tips for new runners and also I loved this book so much that I've decided to write my first ever review! This book is perfect for a new runner, and someone like me who seems to fall off the wagon more often than not. I love their advice for losing weight: Eat less, move more. John Bingham is great because he shows that runners come in all shapes and sizes and that it isnt all about trying to win the race- its about fullfilling something within yourself and achieving your goals.
It did confirm to me that at the beginning it's not really about the speed - it's about getting off your butt and doing some exercise and not overdoing it and giving up too quickly. Sure, it's true that having moisture wicking clothing will make your life easier, but you don't need to spend a few hundred bucks to get started running. I highly recommend this book. Competitive runners need a perfect training schedule, a specific diet, and an outstanding form. I would recommend this book to any aspiring runner out there! Its very easy to read and is funny, motivating and informative. Probably the most important information this book contains is on how to safely begin your running career. There is a great balance of humor and facts and the authors include each of their personal experiences.
Otherwise, they have a good, concise message. While the book was geared more towards a new runner, I still found plenty of new information and inspiration to add to my arsenal. I loved this book so much that I've decided to write my first ever review! There are training plans included in this book, however they only go up to 10K distance, if you are looking f This was a really great read. I loved the tone of the book and the constant assertions that everyone can run, if you take it slowly. I love their advice for losing weight: Eat less, move more. I'm not and I doubt any new runners are , so this often left me perplexed any time he made a reference to Good book for motivation and inspiration to run, but the whole thing is nearly undone by sloppy and haphazard editing. We collected them and stored them because we thought they were about us.
There is quite a lot of humor in here, some self deprecating, that really encourages those of us who are not naturally talented at running to really feel good about wanting to pursue it. I highly recommend this book for anyone who thinks about running, beginning and advanced runners. Tools of the trade -- ch. A great, encouraging read for people who are not skinny who want to take up running. Good shoes are truly vital, but everything else can wait until you have started a habit of exercising. One of the best books on running that I have ever read, highly recommended for beginner and intermediate runners.
Definitely aimed at the beginner from the title that should be obvious with several plans for people interested in building up to a 5 or 10k run. And solid programs in the back for getting yourself on the path to becoming a regular runner. Where I thought the book fell down was in the accompanying training schedules, which I found wildly unrealistic. While the book was geared more towards a new runner, I still found plenty of new information and inspiration to add to my arsenal. I deeply appreciated the focus on running as fun and not as result-oriented.
Ad veri latine efficiantur quo, ea vix nisl euismod explicari. That's a great recipe for burnout. 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. Because I'm already working with a trainer and on a training plan, I found those aspects of the book less compelling but for someone just starting out, the notes about how and how much to train are probably quite good! There is quite a lot of humor in here, some self deprecating, that really encourages those of us who are not naturally talented at running to really feel goo A very good book that can take a motivated couch potato just how much motivation I'll leave up to you to starting and continuing a running program. This book is ideal for beginners and advanced runners. It did confirm to me that at the beginning it's not really about the speed - it's about getting off your butt and doing some exercise and not overdoing it a Not a bad book on beginning the running addiction. Living without limits -- ch.
It has some really great tips for new runners and also has some training programs included. For this chapter alone, the book was worth the money. This was a really great read. 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. What you do need is the courage to start. Sometimes it's easy to figure out who's speaking, but most of the time there's no easy way to discern between the two and at times the book takes on a third-person narrative.