This book has gotten me through two half marathons and will get me through my first full one (assuming I don’t fold before then.) It has ridden around in my backpack for the past two months and won’t come out until mid-October when I actually run the race.
I cannot overstate how helpful John Bingham’s books were to me. If you are uncertain about whether you can run, pick up a copy of The Courage To Start. Then start. The book is everything Aileen says…and more.