Monthly Archives: December 2014

Why endurance athletes should be the greatest salespeople in the world.

It’s one of the tarsnakes of existence that we must learn from our pain. It teaches us by correcting our wrongs. But it also teaches us that by working through the pain we can achieve great things. Continue reading

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With respect to age

If you’re seventeen and sick of your parents ragging on you about homework and staying out too late, it’s not likely you’ll spend much time worrying about what it will be like when you’re older. Especially much, much older. We … Continue reading

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Let’s focus on you for a minute

Running and riding and swimming are all activities that give your life focus. When you have focus, it gives you structure around which you build your daily activities. Time becomes valuable as you make choices in what to do each day. … Continue reading

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Running or riding to victory means something new

Here’s my philosophy. Running to victory comes to mean something new as you age, but the idea never gets old.

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Be grateful for the things you don’t have to think about when you run, ride or swim

By Christopher Cudworth It’s a fact that those of us who run, ride and swim take quite a bit for granted. See, it’s easy to complain about the fact that a workout or race did not go well. Or, you might … Continue reading

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Running after Pistol Pete Maravich

. I loved the game of basketball for its creativity and speed. I actually only legitimately dunked the ball on a 10 foot basket one time. My hands were too small to palm the ball so I had to jump and get a full basketball’s width above the rim to slam it down. I had a lot of squeegee dunks but that one clean stuff is not something I’ll ever forget. You feel like you’re flying…and that was how I liked to feel on the basketball court. Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah…For he shall run for ever and ever…

By Christopher Cudworth My alma mater Luther College is a great music school. Each December there was a giant production of Handel’s Messiah held in the gymnasium. Hundreds of students would sign up to participate in the choir. Earning the … Continue reading

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Frosty and friends run a marathon

Here in Chillytown, USA, there’s an annual tradition that some of you might like your snowpeople to join. It’s called the Frosty Marathon and every year dozens of snowpeople turn out to run the race held on December 24. It … Continue reading

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Is running form an ethos that can make all the difference in your results?

By Christopher Cudworth It is 6:00 in the morning at the Batavia (IL) High School indoor track facility. Kelly Krause is dressed in full running gear along with three of her female proteges. All are up early to work on … Continue reading

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1984 Olympic Marathon one of the most beautiful runs of all time

Hardly in the history of running has there been a more beautiful stride than that of Carlos Lopes. His feet merely kiss the ground. His stride wastes almost no motion. If you are a marathoner or half-marathoner and want to model your stride after one of the greatest runners in distance history, follow the lead of one Carlos Lopes. Continue reading

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