Category Archives: 400 meter intervals

A Reunion of Champions

Last evening I received a call from Paul Mullen, a college roommate and teammate from both cross country and track. He works in Development for my alma mater Luther College. He wanted to reach out because he is super excited … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, 5K, aging, Christopher Cudworth, competition, cross country, track and field | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When reality bites, call in the experts

Last weekend I began to notice a sore area around my #18 molar. That’s the tooth on the far back left side of the mouth. It would flare up and recede in relation to cold or sweets and I knew, … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, Christopher Cudworth, death, diet, healthy aging, healthy senior, mental health, running, Tarsnakes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Turning it inside out on the track

We’ve had some wicked rains the last few days here in Illinois. The Geneva Middle School track where I do speed workouts was covered with dead or dying worms. There were robins so stuffed with the free food they barely … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, aging, aging is not for the weak of heart, running, we run and ride | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

An artistic kind of workout

From Thursday through Saturday last week I got in some great training. First an indoor speed session at the track doing 8 X 400m at 6:20 pace. Then a Friday morning 3 X mile repeat session with Sue at sub-9:00 … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, aging, Christopher Cudworth, competition, cycling the midwest, running, track and field | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On track but in what direction?

Against the grain Our Friday morning indoor track workouts sometimes run against the grain. The traditional direction in which one runs on any track is counterclockwise. Our 200-meter indoor track facility has a Monday-Wednesday-Friday clockwise rule while the Tuesday-Thursday direction … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, track and field | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the prowl, and what do you abide?

There have been times in my life when I’ve blamed myself for not taking enough initiative. That was particularly true back when I was dating in my teens and early 20s. My foibles with women were as comic as any … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, Christopher Cudworth, Tarsnakes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons, we run and ride | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming alive on the track

Late last week I wrote a blog lamenting how slow I was running in the late September heat. Well, last night I took a turn on the track and it literally felt like I was coming alive again. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, running, we run and ride | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Rule of Threes in triathlon

I’m not a triathlon coach. No certifications. No real credentials except the fact that I regularly podium in my age group. But that’s the objective of most triathletes, is it not? As in any endurance sport, especially the three involved … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Putting the hammer down

Standing on the starting line of a five-mile race a few years back, I could feel the energy pouring through my body. Training had been going well. I’d done a track workout of 12 X 400 at 60-63 and was … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 13.1, 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, running, swimming, tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Things I learned today on a morning ride

At 5:30 this morning the air was cool and clear. A light north wind had broken the humid grip of mid-summer on our part of Illinois. It was a fine time for a bike ride. I’d planned the morning ride … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, cycling the midwest, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment