Monthly Archives: July 2014

Do you have a place to hone your speed?

By Christopher Cudworth Ever since I was a little kid holding a watch in my grubby little fist waiting for the second hand to reach twelve, I have held fascination with getting faster. Back then our side yard was the … Continue reading

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Teams or not, it’s every man for himself in the Tour de France

By Christopher Cudworth While being interviewed about his experience thus far in the Tour de France, rider Chris Horner of the Omega Pharma Quickstep team admitted that their pre-race meeting before a stage with 5 difficult climbs turned into a confessional of sorts. … Continue reading

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Metaphysical observations over a beer in July

By Christopher Cudworth While waiting for a birthday party to begin at an eatery in downtown Naperville, Illinois, I ordered a beer at the outdoor bar. My vantage point was pleasant, sitting at the corner of a marble-topped bar with … Continue reading

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What stopping for a patch of glass can teach you about cycling and running

By Christopher Cudworth In the middle of a 30 mile ride I was cruising the road shoulder in Elburn, Illinois to allow the big truck traffic on Route 47 through the center of town to safely pass by on my … Continue reading

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Cid Carver finds peace and family through the triathlon community in Israel

By Christopher Cudworth Cid Carver is originally from northeast Ohio where her interests in sports and international politics were perhaps innocent and marginal at best.  Finding her place in the world It was only after she moved to her adopted … Continue reading

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Racing the first criterium of summer reveals the inner mind

By Christopher Cudworth There’s a funny thing about cycling, especially competitive cycling, that no one really likes to admit. When you’re in a race there is really no time to look up. Just ask Chris Froome, the 2013 Tour de France … Continue reading

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In the race against space junk, we’re all destined to lose

By Christopher Cudworth You all know I keep a close eye out for your running and riding welfare. This blog has taught you about the dangers of tarsnakes and cosmic bike wobble, and how to avoid being eaten by an … Continue reading

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You can’t worry your way to success

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By Christopher Cudworth Getting to the finish requires us to dispense with worry. Insecurity is not the friend of any endurance athlete. When we’re fit we worry that we’re not fit enough. When…

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You can’t worry your way to success

By Christopher Cudworth Insecurity is not the friend of any endurance athlete. When we’re fit we worry that we’re not fit enough. When we’re unfit we worry if we can get fit in time for the next big events. When … Continue reading

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A liberating look at running and riding after the 4th of July

By Christopher Cudworth Some mindsets are extremely powerful. At times we can base our lives on old habits and attitudes that don’t add up to common sense or reality. One of those mindsets has plagued me for years, and it’s time to … Continue reading

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