Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why I never run from liberal instincts

By Christopher Cudworth As kids we played sports in the neighborhood and at the local pool. One of the key things I recall is that we always worked to make the teams fair. There would be arguments at times over who … Continue reading

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Summer’s just getting started

By Christopher Cudworth Summer 2014 is officially just over one month old. Whatever you want to call it; meteorological summer or whatever, the season officially starts June 21 and ends September 20 or so. I know, I know. For those … Continue reading

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Attack of the wetsuit strippers and other triathlon chaos

By Christopher Cudworth Ever since I started associating with this triathlon crowd, I’ve had a sense that there is something more to the sport than meets the eye. Thanks to intensive research at the recent Racine 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon, … Continue reading

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Running and riding through the weird world of a third-person attitude

By Christopher Cudworth Perhaps you’ve met someone who talks about their life and exploits in the Third Person. It’s a weird habit. It’s hard to do if you’re not accustomed to the egotistical take on life. But it goes something like this: … Continue reading

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An unexpected birthday gift

By Christopher Cudworth I don’t usually blog on the weekend but when good things happen they deserve to be celebrated. And this morning I ran well. It felt good. I ran faster than I have in two months. And I … Continue reading

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On dopey drivers and the Doppler Effect

By Christopher Cudworth My companion and I were pedaling up Illinois Highway 2 between Dixon and Oregon, Illinois, minding our line next to the white line when a small silver car came buzzing past us with the windows wide open. The driver … Continue reading

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A dialogue with the dawn

By Christopher Cudworth Those of us who run and ride tend to be early risers. Some get out the door before the sun even rises. In winter we may not even see the sun during our workouts. Just cold trudging … Continue reading

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On track and happy for it

By Christopher Cudworth In sync with cycling season my left IT band and left achilles have become troublesome. One can surmise there is something wrong with the bike fit, or else the riding form. But they also hurt while running, … Continue reading

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A 70.3 triathlon tale of perseverance, sisterly love and a coach who knows the sport

by Christopher Cudworth Even more than the individual sports of cycling, running or swimming, triathlon is a sport of the early hours. The distances covered and the time it takes to cover them require an early enough start to accommodate all sorts … Continue reading

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What Lance Armstrong has to say about the 2014 Tour de France

Hi folks. Lance Armstrong here. Yes, I’ve been watching the 2014 Tour quite a bit. Actually been streaming it through my iPhone in the Livestrong phone case while I’m out golfing. Because golf is actually pretty boring. And I’m not … Continue reading

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