4 Minute Mile: WHY???

Our hero is going to the gym to get one step closer to a 4 minute mile

4 Minute Mile: Catching Up

Our runner and his son set out to train for a 4 minute mile

4 Minute Mile: The Hammy (Part 1?)

Training for the 4 Minute Mile, could a leg injury slow our runner? Maybe a potential running partner will help.

4 Minute Mile: Speed?

The 4 Minute Mile movie provided some direction. Sprinting on an indoor track helped me push forward.

Finding Ways to Connect with Other Men

Finding strength and comfort where you might not expect it- with your fellow men!

4 Minute Mile: Distraction

Apparently, 3.5 hours of sleep + no lunch = not a ton of energy for running.

4 Minute Mile: Mundane But Fast

“To quote Running Times magazine: ‘Sixty years after Roger Bannister first broke 4 minute mile, the barrier remains a landmark achievement for runners.’ GO FOR IT…”—email from my Dad.

4 Minute Mile: A Coach?

View image | gettyimages.com   “Your Brandeis “lacrosse” shorts are ideal for running. However, since you are a professional runner (the 4-minute mile) I can see that you need “special” shorts.”—My dad, in an email response to my post about needing new shorts (I find his use of quotation marks funny because the shorts literally say […]

4 Minute Mile: Going Uphill

View image | gettyimages.com     “What do you think your biggest problems will be?”—My friend Bill “My body and my general lack of speed.”—Me __ Last Friday I received an email from the coach to whom I reached out. He wrote “I’ll help if I can but I’m not sure what you’re really looking for […]

4 Minute Mile: My Next Step, in New Shorts

“If you make any money from these articles, how much do I get for providing you with quotable lines? I think 50% is fair.”—My dad

4 Minute Mile: Because Between 40 and 60 is When Heart Attacks Happen

“Have you gone to a doctor and had a physical? Because between 40 and 60 is when all the heart attacks happen”—My dad

4 Minute Mile: My History

Paul Shipper wants to run a 4 minute mile. Trouble is, when he was on a track team, his coach had looked at his speed and said “Maybe we should try you for distance”.

I’m Going to Hurt—The Four Minute Mile

“A week later, four minutes seems like an eternity.” Paul Shipper, on the quest to train for a sub-four minute mile.

The First Step—Four Minute Mile

Paul Shipper starts his dream the way anyone dreaming of running a four minute mile does—one step at a time.

We Men Need To Develop This ‘One’ Muscle Before It’s Too Late

As Men we’re gonna need strength later more than we could ever know. Just not the kind of strength you think.

Running Runners Who Run—A Running Addiction…

Nobody really knows why runners run but this funny video may provide answers (or at least some laughs).