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Some days it pays to weed your own mind

Last night… Hoo boy, last night’s run was really hot. And humid. I ran 5.7 miles at 9:34 pace and it felt like a lot more miles than that. I even walked at some points. At some points the humidity … Continue reading

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The thing about real food

As a runner I used to avoid eating anything for hours before training or races. My stomach just couldn’t handle it. I’d throw up if there was food in my gut during a race. Even Gatorade made me puke. It … Continue reading

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I break for dogs and people

It’s a longtime habit of mine to stop and talk to people with dogs. Even in the middle of a run, or out on a bike ride at times, I will take a break to pet a friendly-looking dog and … Continue reading

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Things to learn about good form

I had a good ride this weekend. Sixty five miles at 19mph. Good for me. Hope you did well too. I also had a good run this weekend. Ran ten miles with Sue to accompany her during 13-mile training run. … Continue reading

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As good as it gets

I’ve always loved the acting of Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Jack Nicholson in the movie “As Good As It Gets.” You may recall the plot line: Nicholson plays a writer wracked by obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hunt plays a waittress beset by … Continue reading

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What would you tell a beginning cyclist?

    This evening if the weather holds up, I’ll be taking a former neighbor kid out to try my road bike. I’ll let him ride the Specialized Venge. I’ll pedal the Waterford. We’ll ride perhaps an hour. He’s been … Continue reading

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The signs of a good No Drop Ride

Algunas pautas para el éxito en un paseo en grupo No Drop Joining up with a new No Drop ride is an exercise in Self-Confidence that can quickly into a bout of No Confidence. There is no sport quite like … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Tour de Commercial

The Tour de France broadcast has become a creature entirely devoted to advertising and commercials. Consider the various definitions of the word ‘commercial’ and see if you agree: Commercial: 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce. 2. engaged in commerce. 3. prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success: 4. able to yield or make a profit: 5. suitable or fit for a wide, popular market: 6.suitable for or catering to business rather than private use.   None of those … Continue reading

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I mean, what the hell?

On the way to Louisville last Friday evening, a storm conspired to rain on us the entire length of the state of Indiana. It happened because the storm was formed an a 45-degree angle from Northeast to Southwest. As we … Continue reading

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With respect to civility in Kentucky

We’ve been riding the roads east of Louisville, Kentucky for a couple days now. This has been a treat in terms of terrain. The hills are both beautiful and challenging. But the stunning aspect of cycling the roads here is … Continue reading

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