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The Courage To Start : A Guide To Running for Your Life - John

The Courage To Start

A Guide To Running for Your Life

eBook Published: 3rd December 2013
ISBN: 9781439147931
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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.

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

ISBN: 9781439147931
ISBN-10: 1439147930
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd December 2013
Publisher: Atria Books