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The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life

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"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

Take your first step toward fitness and a happier, healthier life.

Has the idea of running crossed your mind, but you haven't acted on it because you don't think you have the body of a runner? Have you thought about running but quit before you started because you knew that you would be breathless at the end of your driveway? Well, put aside those fears because you can do it. John Bingham, author of the popular Runner's World column "The Penguin Chronicles," transformed himself from an overweight couch potato who smoked into a runner who has completed eleven marathons and hundreds of road races.

Forget about the image of a perfect body in skintight clothes, and don't worry about how fast or how far you go. Bingham shows how anyone can embrace running as a life-enhancing activity — rather than as a competition you will never win. In an entertaining blend of his own success story and practical advice, Bingham provides reasonable guidelines for establishing a program of achievable goals; offers tips on clothing, running shoes, and other equipment; and explains how anyone can prepare for and run distances ranging from a few miles to marathons.

After all, in running and in life, the difference between success and failure sometimes comes down to a single step. Waddle on, friends.

About the Author

John Bingham writes "The Penguin Chronicles," a monthly column in Runner's World, maintains a popular Web site, and trains other "slow and steady" runners nationwide. He lives in Tennessee.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

Part One: The Courage to Start

CHAPTER 1

The Courage to Start

CHAPTER 2

Getting Off on the Right Foot

CHAPTER 3

Body of Evidence

CHAPTER 4

Great Expectations

Part Two: The Next Step

CHAPTER 5

Becoming an Athlete

CHAPTER 6

Runner's High

CHAPTER 7

The Next Step

CHAPTER 8

Finding the Balance

Part Three: The Road to Victory

CHAPTER 9

The Starting Line

CHAPTER 10

Race Relations

CHAPTER 11

The Finish Line

CHAPTER 12

The Time of Your Life

Part Four: Running for Your Life

CHAPTER 13

Sharing the Joy

CHAPTER 14

The Warrior Penguin

CHAPTER 15

Failing to Fail

CHAPTER 16

Running for Your Life

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684854557
Author:
Bingham, John
Author:
Bingham
Author:
John andquot
Author:
Bingham, John andquot
Author:
the pengui
Author:
The Penguin
Author:
Hadfield, Jenny
Author:
the pengui Bingham
Author:
Bingham, John "The Penguin"
Author:
John
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
Running -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.51 oz

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