Category Archives: swimming

What athletes can teach the world about surviving a pandemic

Yesterday’s news was dominated by the fact that the State of Florida broke the record for the most cases of Coronavirus in a single day. That outcome was the result of hundreds of thousands of people flooding back to beaches … Continue reading

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Put the mask on and stop complaining, America

This morning we drove to Crystal Lake for an Open Water swim. It felt great to get into the water. Unfortunately, my Garmin watch seems to think I can swim on land as well as in the lake. It went … Continue reading

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Back in the swim

This morning marked the first day back at the pool. Our fitness center has all the precautions in place, including hourly deck-cleaning sessions to chemically treat the surfaces outside the pool water. It seems strange and extreme to watch people … Continue reading

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We’re all on a lifelong mission of self-recovery

At one point during my early 20s, I worked part-time jobs while training nearly full-time as a distance runner. Though I knew I wasn’t world class by any means, the mood among serious runners in the early 80s was one … Continue reading

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Karah Osterberg is a doggone good triathlete

On occasion here at We Run and Ride, we profile an interesting athlete. Over the eight-plus years this blog has existed, we’ve interviewed dozens of people from local heroes to world class athletes and even world champions such as Craig … Continue reading

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Iris it could be like this all year outside

I get why people move to moderate climates. It’s easy to get sick of cold weather. That’s especially true when you like to spend time outdoors. These last weeks of May and early weeks of June are special here in … Continue reading

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It's a bad time to be a nail-biter, but welcome to the club

I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve been biting my nails since I was a little kid. Even as an adult my fingernails are sometimes a ragged mess if I collapse into the nervous habit of chewing on them. … Continue reading

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Riding the cusp of Coronavirus reality

The black cardinal of reality During an eight-mile bike ride through Saguaro National Forest on a triathlon training trip, I watched a black bird with white “windows” in its wings launch from a branch and flap its way down a … Continue reading

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Six feet under is bad enough, but being twelve feet under feels worse

Yesterday during swim training I paused in the middle of the workout to don fins and do some kick work. After a dozen or so lengths swimming on my back, I stopped to remove the fins and one of them … Continue reading

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Early morning pool brain

“You’re too snuggly,” my wife admitted at 4:45 this morning when her cellphone alarm began beeping a third time. Guilty as charged. I had my arm over her warm body under the covers. The sweet smell of her hair in … Continue reading

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