Category Archives: duathlon

Racing the bike in a criterium

The first year I bought a real racing bike ten years ago, I raced in a series of criteriums from June through September. The lessons learned were many. How to ride in a hurtling pack. How to turn without braking. … Continue reading

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Approaching fitness, training and life like a realist

The sports of swimming, running and triathlon are great for both men and women in terms of body image. They give you some degree of control over how much fat hangs out on your frame, and how your muscles look and perform.

Heavy Guy Getting PumpedNo, we don’t have perfect control over all that. And perception has much to do with how we ultimately conceive and project ourselves on the world. Our vanities sometimes expose our worst attributes. Continue reading

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The long way round to a triathlon wetsuit

Always open to new experiences….that’s got to be your philosophy if you want to grow in this life. Which is why sitting on a grassy hill above the Quarry Pool in my hometown of Batavia was yet another part of … Continue reading

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This Century wasn’t about me, but I still learned a lot

That’s the wonderful thing about cycling. It is an egalitarian sport. In fact political libertarians should love cycling for its independant spirit. Men and women simply most show respect to one another. And while the top levels of the sport may see differences in overall speed between world class men and women, that is no differentiating factor in the day-to-day world of cycling. Continue reading

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How to deal with getting older as an athlete

It is always amusing hearing someone far younger say out loud, “God, I feel so old.” We hear it when people in the mid-to-late 20s suddenly realize the toddler children they once babysat are now graduating from high school or … Continue reading

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Weekend bookends for a roadie and triathlete

The storms passing through the Midwest and Illinois this year are no more intense than usual, but they are a little more frequent. Last weekend’s duathlon in a downpour was an interesting experience. This weekend’s sweeping series of rainstorms made … Continue reading

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Gratitude goes a long way

Last year for the Batavia Triathlon/Duathlon it was my honor to work the course as a volunteer. Our club Experience Triathlon hosts the race and it takes multiple dozens of workers to make the race go forward. From course marshalls … Continue reading

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A new and healthy way to look at competition in life

Whether you choose to believe it or not, you’re always competing with yourself. I know I do. It’s inevitable that we compare our current selves to our past selves. We want to know how we’ve grown or changed. We ache … Continue reading

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SBR Coaching and Rocket Bicycle Studio: multifaceted approach to multisport success

Laufenberg has a passion for helping athletes get the most out of themselves as well as their bikes. She is trained in sports performance, muscle balance, posture and gait assessment, muscular injury and rehabilitation, athletic coaching, and nutritional education. That means no stone goes unturned when preparing her athletes for participation and competition in multisport events. Continue reading

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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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