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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 […]

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 […]