Category Archives: we run and ride

One headlight

This morning brought a thick coat of ice on the car windows. I ran the defroster and squirted window wiper fluid to melt down the ice because the scraper in my car might or might not have been under the … 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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Leave the phone home, E.T.

Ugh. There are days when it feels like I look like ET, the extraterrestrial being with the long neck, the wrinkly skin and the big eyes. Not to mention the paunch. Don’t they know how to work out in outer … 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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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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Through the land of corn and soy

Our home sits on the edge of civilization where suburban homes give way to agricultural land. The farm fields extend 120 miles west to the Mississippi River, broken only by towns with a farming history; Dekalb, Dixon and Rock Island. … 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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If it’s change you want, it pays to invest in the Performance Piggybank

As athletes, we might imagine that change comes about in big breakthroughs. We train everyday hoping there will come a day when the nine-miler that felt hard last weekend suddenly feels easy. Yet that’s not how it usually works. Instead, … Continue reading

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A bit of “On Your Left” is not too much to ask of cyclists

The advent of the modern day bicycle trail with its twelve-to-twenty foot width has created wonderful opportunities for runners and cyclists around the world to enjoy dedicated exercise space. But for the most part, these same trails constitute a “shared … Continue reading

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