Category Archives: training

Ahead of the times

  The apartment my best buddy and I shared (way back when) on 1764 N. Clark Street had a view overlooking the south end of Lincoln Park in Chicago. Three seasons of the year it was the best place in … Continue reading

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That about caps it all (the water bottle conundrum)

Water bottles are a necessity for endurance athletes. They help us hydrate under all kinds of conditions. But if you own a large collection of water bottles as most of us do, there is a big issue all of us … Continue reading

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You know you’re married to a triathlete when…

You know you’re married to a triathlete when… The alarm goes off at 5:00 and you realize your partner has already been up training for half an hour… The laundry basket is a colorful yet highly fragrant core sample of … Continue reading

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Jubilation all around us

Sue and I trained at the Vaughn Center this morning. Her workout was rotating set of 2 X 200s and 1 X 400 times three circuits with 30 seconds rest. she rocked it. After the initial 200s, the first 400 … Continue reading

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We all need something to build upon

Yesterday was a strength day at the gym. I can feel when I have not been there enough. Things get loose at the joints and my hips ache from weak connections. It is amazing how much better I feel running … Continue reading

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Thinking triathlon thoughts

As we look ahead to the new year, we should ask ourselves what sorts of thinking should be taking place when it comes to training for the next season’s triathlons. Short stuff Well, that depends in part on the length … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Fitness Centers

Last night I visited for the first time in a long time a fitness center to which I belonged more than twenty years ago. It was once owned by a friend of mine who bought the club with his credit … Continue reading

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Scratching out an existence

Climbing into a Boeing 737 Southwest Airlines jet in Chicago, I settled into the window seat next to my wife. Our flights to Florida and back were quite affordable, and we had family business to attend. There was a layover … Continue reading

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What’s scarier than Halloween?

This morning I listened to a Radiolab program comparing the Orson Welles radio broadcast War of the Worlds with the more contemporary (though barely) Blair Witch Project movie. The common premise of the two presentations was creating an environment in … Continue reading

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Don’t show me the video of that gruesome football injury.

I don’t need to see the video of Chicago Bears player Zach Miller in which he dislocated his knee on a touchdown attempt this past Sunday. Surgeons are now trying to save the leg for Zach Miller, whose injury is … Continue reading

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