Monthly Archives: May 2015

Here’s how to measure how bad you stink after a workout

As a public service to you and the rest of the world, We Run and Ride is here to inform you that you stink. Well, once in a while anyway. You stink. That actually means you’re doing things right. A … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin and bicycle stupidity

So the state to the north of Illinois has been the scene of many interesting expressions of the New America men like Scott Walker and the Koch Brothers want to create. From dunning organized labor to sneakily manipulating education funding right and … Continue reading

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The mysticism of training with cranes

Convergences such as these where ancient lives mix in the sunlight traveling millions of miles to earth are truly magical. As Sue and I conducted our respective workouts, our minds fell to the task of movement while the cranes casually walked and fed in the grassy infield. Continue reading

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The Not So Great Fanny Pack Debate

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, in some ways I have evolved with the times when it comes to running and riding. In other ways, perhaps not so much. For example, a few weeks ago when the weather changed … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and military grade thoughts

This morning with rain falling on crowds of families protected by umbrellas, a solemn group of military veterans conducted a quiet Memorial Day ceremony at a small cemetery in Geneva, Illinois. There are likely hundreds if not thousands of such ceremonies … Continue reading

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Problems are almost always underfoot

I met a friend at a local Starbucks yesterday. He told me his running was completely curtailed due to a knee injury. This is a guy that already has completed an Ironman. I’ve cycled with him and he’s got an engine … Continue reading

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It’s time to wake up. Or not.

One of the most difficult decisions any endurance athlete must face on a daily basis is when to wake up and when to get more sleep. You know the feeling don’t you? Lying there in a warm bed on a … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to age as an athlete?

It’s an interesting problem trying to figure out what to expect (or not expect) as you age as an athlete. See, the idea of aging is both a reality and a mindset. We have no control over the fact that … Continue reading

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It’s all about the transitions

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Transitions can be tough to handle. Okay, I’ve studied the statistics from the two different duathlons I’ve done and have arrived at the conclusion that I’m just too happy in the transition department.…

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It’s all about the transitions

Turns out you could actually use a little time in transition to reassess your values and figure out the many things in life that are not so perfect about you. Some might even be painfully neglected. A dose of reality and humility can be the toughest transition of all. That’s one of the tarsnakes of life. Continue reading

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