Training: Page 133

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Running Dialogue

When You Want To Get To Know Someone Fast, Try Going For A Slow Run Together By John Bingham   To the rest of the racers, we just looked like a couple of aging men running and walking a 5-K. There was nothing particularly distinctive about us. We had graying and thinning hair, we were […]

Strength In Numbers

A Race, A Team, A Van, And Miles Of Self Reliance. By John Bingham   When a friend suggested running the Hood to Coast relay, a 195-mile team race from Mount Hood’s summit to the Oregon coast, I was less than enthusiastic. I’d heard good things about the event, but wasn’t convinced that I had […]

Tools Of The Trade

To Keep Running Well, Sometimes You Have To Be Your Own Mechanic By John Bingham   Having spent part of my professional career fixing motorcycles for a living, I know a lot of mechanics. The good ones have a whole arsenal of tools, some of which are so specialized in function that they hardly ever […]

Learning to Run

Knowledge And Skill Make Some Of Us Faster–But Good Running Experiences Can Be Had By All. By John Bingham In addition to writing this column, one of my greatest joys was teaching graduate courses in education. The fun for me came from assuming that most of the students probably knew more than I did about […]

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 […]