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The Long And The Short Of It

  Although The Miles May Pass Slowly, The Logbooks Fill Up Fast. A Running Life, Re-examined By John Bingham   When my twin grandchildren were born, my son and daughter-in-law worried that they would never get past the constant care and feeding of the babies, the lack of sleep, and just the general chaos. I […]

Ship Shape

A Group Of Runners On A Boat Dream Up An Ingenious Marathon By John Bingham   I can’t count the number of times I’ve sat in the after math of some personal or professional disaster and thought: it seemed like a good idea at the time. But every now -and then a-good-idea-at-the-time really is a […]

Crim Of The Crop

One Race Proves That A City–And It’s Runners–Can Leave The Past Behind And Head In A New Direction. By John Bingham   I had wanted to go to the Crim Festival of Races, in Flint, Michigan, for years. I didn’t go because (1) my mother had competed in the event and told me that I […]

Getting Your Kicks

Whether You’re Fast Or Slow, A Veteran Or A Beginner, Running-Shoe Stores Can Be Inspiring. By John Bingham   I suppose in the 12 years or so that I’ve been running, I’ve bought more than 100 pairs of running shoes. That may sound like a lot, and it is. But you must understand that I […]

The More And The Merrier

Learn Why Today’s Marathoners Revel In Participation. By John Bingham While I travel to about 15 marathons per year, I don’t run all of them (some faster folks would argue I don’t run any of them). Sometimes I like to hang out near the finish line and watch all the racers bring it on home. […]

The Chosen Path

Where You Are Is Where You Want To Be By John Bingham   It’s a safe bet that I talk to more runners than just about anyone else on the planet. With traveling 300 days a year, my overflowing e-mail inbox, and my own curiosity, I communicate with thousands of runners a year. It’s interesting […]

A League Of Their Own

One Man’s Experience At An All-Women’s Marathon. By John Bingham Even though I’m an xy-chromosome-carrying member of our species, I ran the inaugural Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in 2004 because: (a) I like running in San Francisco; (b) it sounded like a cool event; and (c) I am a man and, therefore, fairly […]

Correct and Redirect

Starting Out Without Starting Over. By John Bingham   You never know when some tidbit of wisdom is going to drop into your life. Often the most salient advice comes when you least expect it. Like when getting a haircut. I’ve always had issues with my hair. As a kid, when I went to the […]

Come Together

You Might Be Surprised What Nietzsche And Your Running Buddies Have In Common.  By John Bingham The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche really got a bad rap. Either that or he needed a better publicist. There was that whole “God is dead” business that upset so many people and then there’s the “That which doesn’t kill […]

Personal Record

Still Waddling After All These Years. By John Bingham   This month I’m going to ask for a point of personal privilege. For those of you who don’t have Robert’s Rules of Order handy, a point of personal privilege is when, in the middle of a formal debate, someone feels the need to speak passionately […]