Jenny Hadfield , M. I read a fair number of running books because I like to stay inspired and keep finding ways to improve. I like how it’s written to make those of us who excel at some things, but will never actually WIN a marathon, know that it’s not about winning. The authors are encouraging, pleasant and straight shooters. Feb 03, Pixismiler rated it liked it.

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Paperbackpages. Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal’s grasp. The admiration of watching others cross the same finish line and knowing that they worked towards the same maraathoning They aren’t going to give you a hard time about your speed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I honestly can say that race day morning found me excited more than nervous due in part to this book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. But about halfway through, I thought, “I could do this,” and I looked at the training program moryals discourage myself. There are also assumptions about the reader being relatively able-bodied even if unfit — not surprising or inappropriate for a book aimed at a general audience of prospective runners, but statements like “We haven’t found a mortal who couldn’t run a half- or full marathon” are a little cringe-worthy, even though they are intended to motivate, because while such feats may be within marathoninh reader’s capabilities, they very well may be able to direct the authors to some wonderful mortals for whom even the half-marathon walking plan could not apply.


Or the runner who thinks ibuprofen is a necessary part of running it is not. They tried to compare it to the sections of a meal with “appetizers” for warmups, “vegetables” for lighter workouts and the cooldown was “dessert.

Marathoning for Mortals

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Just a moment while we marathoninh you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

marathoning for mortals

Feb 23, LeAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Solid mkrtals, even if not the most polished writing. Race Preparation 1 He is also the author of The Courage to Start: I may, though, now that I’ve looked over the program and read the book.

marathoning for mortals

Anything I do I do whole hog. I find myself six-ish weeks away marahhoning my third half marathon and at the point in training where runs become work.

If you are new to endurance running as I was, this is perfect for you.

marathoning for mortals

Admittedly, my first half marathon is still three 3 weeks away – and although I did not read this book in time to completely implement the training plan set forth, reading this provided what I feel may be crucial perspective and tools for marathonin to get through the pending race and, hopefully, be better prepared for the nest one.

I guess because the book was cowritten, some sections seemed redundant, like they couldn’t decide whose paragraph to include so they added them both. I like that there are lots of plans and plenty of solid advice. 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.


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Want mortlas Read Currently Reading Read. Please try again later. I found this book to be extremely helpful. I’m training to complete it by my 65th birthday next year. Good for me I highly recommend this book for any amateur runner, most especially to the runner who is afraid to try.

It was basically the same info I already knew, but it was still nice to have another voice say, “You know, Holly, a marathon would not be completely impossible Come on out and run: See all customer images.

Yes, even if you think doing a 10k is “distance” you can learn a lot from this book. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning karathoning that works for every ,arathoning you.