Training: Page 132

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Rubbed the Wrong Way

The Author Gains A New Perspective On Massage. By John Bingham I’m not ready to say that I was wrong. I am ready, however, to acknowledge that I might not have been completely right. How’s that for personal growth? A couple of months ago, I injured my back picking up a package, so I’ve been […]

Body Language

The Author Thought His Sturdy Frame Could Take Just About Anything-Until It Talked Back By John Bingham   Early this year, I was running often and well, doing more speed workouts (okay, maybe not technically speed workouts, but certainly less-slow workouts) and looking forward to racing a 10-K. Then I spent nearly four weeks traveling […]

The Hard Way

Sometimes You’ve Just Got To Go All-Out. By John Bingham There have been a couple of times in my running career when I’ve needed to see a physical therapist. In each case, it was because I had done something stupid. (Who knew the rule against doubling your mileage in a single week applied to me, […]

Who Needs A Reason?

Forget Stress. One Of The Best Things About Running Is That It’s Absolutely Unnecessary. By John Bingham   I don’t have to run. Very few of us do, really. It’s not like we’re chasing down our food. We don’t have to escape from predators. Heck, most of us don’t have to run to catch a […]

Perfect Harmony

No Matter How Fast Or Slow You Run, Your Presence On The Roads makes Our Sport Stronger By John Bingham   I admit it. I was an elitist. Not a running elitist, but a musical elitist. As a professional musician, I couldn’t understand why some people would want to claw their way through Beethoven’s “Moonlight […]

A Perfect Ten

A Decade After First Addressing His Flock, The Penguin Looks Back On Where He’s Been–And Where He’s Going. By John Bingham I can see the finish line, and I feel an emotional rush that transforms me from a mere mortal into a mythical creature with winged feet. Well, okay, maybe not winged feet. How about […]

You’re In Good Hands

When Marathoners Hit The Stress On Any Given Sunday, Thousands Of Medical Volunteers Have Their Backs By John Bingham   Never stand directly in front of a runner after they’ve finished a marathon. It’s a mistake -you only make once-and it’ll cost you a pair of shoes. I learned this last November at the ING […]

Ready For Takeoff

Why My Prerun Routine Looks More Like A Preflight Protocol-And Why That’s A Good Thing By John Bingham   The first piece of running gear I ever bought, even before I got a pair of real running shoes, was a Timex 8-lap Ironman watch. It was perfect: small with just two buttons on the bottom. […]

The Competitive Edge

You Just Don’t Realize How Competitive Your Are Until You Meet Someone Slower. By John Bingham   There we were. Two middle-aged men in a Firebird on a summer night in southern California. The top was down, the V-8 was rumbling. We were just driving around, minding our own business. There he was. A 20-something […]

Victory Laps

Sometimes Winning Has Nothing To Do With Being First Across The Finish Live By John Bingham   It was a race for a reason. A race without egos or selfish concerns about personal bests and age-group awards. A race that was all about helping the kids at the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Victory Junction was […]