John Bingham, "the patron saint of the back of the pack," commands "The Penguin Brigade" -- those thousands of dedicated runners who have learned that the greatest joy in their sport comes not from how fast they go or how thin they become, but from simply having the courage to take the first step.
Now Bingham shares the wisdom that took him from couch potato to columnist for Runner's World magazine. No Need for Speed explores both the why and the how of running for the rest of us. With information both practical (how to find the right running shoes for you, when to enter a race, what to eat before a run) and inspirational (focus on where you are instead of where you want to be, accepting the body you have, the beauty of being realistic about goals), Bingham extends a trusted hand and expert advice to beginners and veterans alike.
John "The Penguin" Bingham writes "The Penguin Chronicles" for Runner's World magazine, is a regular speaker on the prerace pasta dinner circuit, and teaches the basics of running to adult-onset athletes at his popular Penguin Flight Schools. He lives in Tennessee.
The book had enough of the story of how the "Penguin" got started and the practical advice to keep me from hurting myself(which would also be nice in the do it yourself) .Published 14 months ago by K. Rogers
I have a been a casual runner for years and bought this book as sort of a refresher and reference book. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004
"No Need for Speed" by John Bingham is an excellent book for all runners. It has helped me to put into words why I run so I have an answer for all of those people who... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003
I am an adult-onset runner! This book is so informative. It answers every question you may have as a new runner, and address all your insecurities about running. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by T. M. Lashley
I don't know if John coined this phrase or not, but if it describes you, there is plenty of good advise and counsel in this book. Read morePublished on May 12 2002 by Fred Dickson
I was working out at the gym but too self conscious to start running. This book motivated me to hit road. Read morePublished on April 21 2002