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Penguin Flight Schools 2002

May 18-19 -- Washington DC

June 15-16 -- Juneau AK

June 29-30 -- Seattle WA

September 21-22 -- Chicago IL

Thanks for your interest in Penguin Flight School! John and I would love for you to participate in the weekend running workshops we've scheduled for 2002.

Flight Schools are organized by John "the Penguin" Bingham and Karen Bingham. John is the author of "The Penguin Chronicles" column in Runner's World magazine and of The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life  (Simon & Schuster, April 1999) and No Need for Speed:  A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running (Rodale, April 2002).

Our weekend running workshops are for runners and walkers of all abilities-whether you're just starting or want to renew and improve your running! The program provides motivation and encouragement AND gives you strategies to achieve your running goals, physically and emotionally, in a relaxed environment with other runners and walkers of similar abilities.

John's a humorous and inspirational speaker!  You'll have a great time and learn how to improve your running in a comfortable, low-stress atmosphere. Our emphasis is on running for fun and for personal improvement and satisfaction, rather than for purely competitive reasons.  We believe runners and walkers at every level, not just the fast folks, can get better and have a good time doing it.

This year Flight Schools will begin at 9:00AM on Saturday and end at 5-6:00PM on Sunday. The program includes motivational sessions on running and training, beginning instruction on the use of a heart rate monitor, discussion of fundamental effort-based training techniques for specific training and race goals, and group runs using the heart rate monitor.  We'll work with you to develop a training schedule to meet your specific training or race goals.

The group runs together each day. The program begins with an initial short run to acquaint you with using a heart rate monitor. If possible we'll do a short track or interval workout designed to determine your training heart rate target and some form analysis. There are plenty of opportunities to run together, to learn, to socialize, and to have a great time with your fellow runners!

Heart rate monitors are provided for participants to use during Flight School. You may purchase one at a substantial discount. Runners and walkers of all levels -- both beginning and advanced -- will benefit from Flight School, because the same effort based training techniques apply to running and walking, regardless of your pace.

Cost and Hotel Accommodations

The registration fee for Flight School is $199. This includes your tuition, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

An official hotel will be selected for each Flight School location, and a block of rooms will be secured in the hotel for participants.  Each participant is expected to make her/his own hotel reservation. The hotel room is not included in the cost of Flight School (as was true in previous years.)

To the extent possible, the cost of hotel rooms will be kept within a $70-110/per night range. The selection criteria for the Flight School hotel include factors such as affordable sleeping and meeting room rates, as well as convenience to running locations, restaurants, and airports.  We look for affordable, comfortable, and presentable locations such Hampton or Holiday Inns, Country Inn & Suites, etc. rather than more luxurious hotel facilities.  

After you have registered for Penguin Flight School, you will receive a phone call or email message from Karen giving you the hotel information.  If you would like to know more about the cost in advance of registering, please call or email Karen.  She will make this information available to you as soon as hotel arrangements are finalized for each location.

So...John and I hope you will join us for a fun and rewarding weekend.  Remember, all you need to do is bring your running shoes and leave the rest to us! 

Karen Bingham, Director PFS
1535 Lascassas Pike, C-36
Murfreesboro, TN  37130

[email protected]

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Suddenly I am aware of my legs and lungs. I am aware of the effort of running. I am aware of my fatigue, I am aware that I am alive.



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