Category Archives: We Run and Ride Every Day

These are the main posts. The big, thought-provoking, original ideas about running and riding.

“Man, you’re the only one still runnin'”…

Basketball was once my favorite game to play. I grew up playing hoops from the time I was six years old. My scholastic career lasted until my senior year. That’s when I opted out of playing hoops in order to … Continue reading

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Please tread on me: a shared look at what’s best in the world of treadmills

Here at We Run and Ride, we received an invitation to share information about a study done on treadmills. So I skimmed through the material and right away found information that intrigued me. The comparison between outdoor running and training … 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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Run rabbit run

Yesterday morning my wife and I noticed a pair of coyotes walking the path behind our house. Our yard backs up to a wetland that attracts wildlife year-round. Rabbits lurk in the hedge between our property and the tall grasses … 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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High expectations. Low drama.

In the weeks leading up to her Ironman Louisville event, my wife Sue was quite busy with her job. For one thing, she was out of town handling job responsibilities for a week. Then she got back with a day … Continue reading

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There are four sides to every runner

We like to think of ourselves as well-rounded athletes. But actually, we’re really a bunch of squares. You have a front and a back, and two sides. You’re square. I also happen to have the same inseam length as the measurement … Continue reading

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Come Halloween Night

I clearly recall the feel of the air that Halloween Night of 1972. Wandering with a group of friends through the town of Elburn, Illinois, half looking to get into some kind of trouble. But not really. None of us … Continue reading

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Some optics from Ironman Louisville

My wife completed Ironman Louisville with a one-hour personal record for the full distance. This was her second 140.6. The first was a similarly hilly course in Madison, Wisconsin. So she’s got two under her race belt and learned so … Continue reading

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Negatives, positives, and being.

A few weeks back while cycling on a remote country road, a speeding car passed within six inches of my side. It tore further down the road and never paused. I am convinced the driver of that vehicle never saw … Continue reading

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