The Penguin Brigade Training Log by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield, spiral-bound, 160 pages, Breakaway Books (2003), ISBN: 1891369385
The Penguin Brigade is a running group like no other. It is dedicated to the notion that any running is good running, and that just waddling along can save you – body, mind, and soul. Running brings joy and fitness and a better life. John "The Penguin" Bingham's witty, honest, and inspirational "Chronicles" column has been the clarion call for a phenomenal surge of new runners. He has been called "the Pied Piper of the Second Running Boom". Bingham is now a nationally renowned running guru. His columns in Runner's World magazine inspire slow and mid-pack runners to take pride in their running. As his fame grows, his books sell faster. "The Courage to Start" and "No Need for Speed" have sold more than a hundred thousand copies. And now he is joined by coach Jenny Hadfield, who has coached John and countless other runners to the best seasons of their lives, in this second edition of his "The Penguin Brigade Training Log". She adds her excellent training advice to John's Penguin wisdom. This weekly logbook is a complete updating of its first edition – new layout, essays, advice and photos. It is still full of the Penguin spirit, which hundreds of thousands of runners embrace. This second edition is packed with new feaures: weekly inspirational quotes from John "The Penguin" Bingham; training advices from John and Jenny; The Penguin's Top 10 Tips; the new "Fuel Log" to help you track your diet; the new I-Rate System for tracking personal effort; spaces to record mileage, time, heart rate, cross training, sleep, weight, mood and the weather; space to record larger trends, personal notes, and long term goals; the "Race Celebration" to track all your race results; the Penguin Pace Chart, giving split for race distances 5k to the marathon, and for paces of 6:00 per mile to 20:00 per mile; monthly Penguin essays to focus, inspire, and entertain you; and, of course, room to record the details of all your miles and trials. This second edition of "The Penguin Brigade Training Log" will help anyone in training: for a race, for fun, for a better life.