If you're a slower runner looking for motivation - or anyone looking for affirmation of life - RW columnist John 'The Penguin' Bingham is your man. We're proud to bring you this index of links to his columns.But first... the Penguin on
What's the plan for your next run? You may go as far and as fast (or slow) as the spirit moves you or time allows. That's fine, but structuring your workouts can add value. The right plan boosts motivation, helps build fitness while minimising
motivational plateau (see case study 1, overleaf).‘The bored or frustrated runner has much to gain from taking up triathlon – and it’s great for the injury-prone too,’ says physio Alison Rose of Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic (cspc.co.uk). ‘The three
I was an old man when I started running. Not that 43 is all that old, its just that I was living an old mans life in an old mans body, dreaming an old mans dreams. Im much younger than that now.Before I started running, I could count the years of accumulated excess like the ...
Readers of this column know that I like to run marathons. Not that I have any particular skill or success at that distance. For me, a good marathon is one that I finish. A great marathon is one that I finish in under five hours. And Ive had very few great marathons.I tell you th...
It started long before it began. The idea was as eloquent as it was simple and perhaps a tad outrageous: stuff a couple of pairs of running shoes and a change of clothes into the saddlebags of a motorbike and head across country in search of new roads and new friends. As with ...
There are times when a single image is crystallised into a lifetimes memory. These are moments of transcendence, awareness, enlightenment. And sometimes these memories become road signs that direct us along the highway of our lives.Such a moment occurred for me in the middle o...
your run«BR»Author: John Bingham«BR»Pics: «BR»Issue date: «BR»Keywords:«BR»Type: --Nearly everything I know about running Ive learned from other runners. Sure, Ive picked up some great training tips from books and magazines, but most of the really important information about ru...
manage a short distance, and to be honest I don’t enjoy it that much, but I’m determined to stick at it. How can I keep myself motivated?A Targets are extremely important motivators. You already say that you want to lose weight, and be the fittest you
at himself and puts himself out there in The Penguin Chronicles, his avidly-read monthly column in RUNNERS WORLD. Bingham has also written two books (his latest No Need For Speed: A Beginners Guide To The Joy Of Running will be published in the UK
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