Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway #2: Running

Well, since I probably won't be running a marathon during my lifetime (and since I have a back-up training manual just in case), this week's prize is a copy of Marathoning for Mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield.

Bingham is popularly known as "The Penguin," and is one of my heroes for his "no need for speed" philosophy. Hadfield is a running coach and also is Bingham's wife.

I read this book prior to my first half-marathon in April of 2007, which still stands as my PR at that distance. I wasn't fast, by any means, but subsequent distance events were even slower. I tried very hard to just be happy I finished, but I'll be honest. I had hoped I would get a little faster.

Instead, I got a little heavier, year after year, and even though I'd hoped with all my heart to run a full marathon this year, it's just not meant to be.

But it could be for you! And this book will help. Same "rules" this week as for last: Leave a comment, or several. Every comment will be counted as a separate entry. I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner and you'll learn who that is next Monday. Contest ends Sunday, July 16, at 7 p.m. Get ready, get set, go!


SeeBeeS3 said...

Okay, you actually got me to come out of my shell by dangling a running book in front of me. I'm really shy about comments. Yes, I'd like to throw my name in the hat. Thanks for the opportunity!

bluehart said...

I'm like SeeBeeS3 and love the idea of a running book. I'm from Australia - can I still enter??
The name for your blog was such a hook! I am newish (and slack) in the world of blogging but I knit and have just started to run ( 40 apparently isn't too late!)
I enjoy your blog. Thanks!

gingersnapper said...

You know I'm not a runner, but I have a friend who is preparing for his first marathon this year, so count me in!

Nikita said...

Hi I just happened upon your blog (drawn in the the name- love it!) and thought I would enter! I love to run and would love to improve my running as much as possible, though I'm not sure if I will be able to run a marathon any time soon.