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You probably didn’t know you’re an expert in crisis management

Learning to deal with inevitable mistakes or events that throw off your planning is a critical aspect of being an endurance athlete. The challenges just keep coming. Sideaches. Tight hamstrings. Lungs full of water. You either learn to deal with small crises or you wind up DNF. Continue reading

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Running through priorities

A friend from a class reunion and I met up at a local eatery the night after the big gathering. This was to be the official download on who we’d met and what was going on in people’s lives. The … Continue reading

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Problems are almost always underfoot

I met a friend at a local Starbucks yesterday. He told me his running was completely curtailed due to a knee injury. This is a guy that already has completed an Ironman. I’ve cycled with him and he’s got an engine … Continue reading

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The time and place for competition

Two of the main passions in my life began at about the same age. I was twelve years old when I started running. That was the same age I also became a birder. Both interests began with seminal experiences earlier … Continue reading

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The devolution of the Clif Bar (and other things we eat)

Obviously I use the term “devolution” loosely in today’s blog title. Technically the word has political roots. As in: “the transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration.” Well, the … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go Out and Buy New Running Shoes

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10 Stone Cold Good Reasons to go Outside and Run Today.

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What to do when you run or ride into a wall of cliches

In a world full of cliches, the one that seems to annoy the most is the phrase “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It’s one of those condescending phrases people seem to blurt out when they see you at a … Continue reading

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Why entering a race sometimes just doesn’t register

The Horribly Hilly is an immensely popular ride in southern Wisconsin. Event demand is so strong organizers hold a lottery each year to determine who gets in. A few years back it cost $10 just to enter this lottery. Back … Continue reading

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YOU’VE AGED. NO KIDDING.

This past weekend was hectic. Saturday morning saw an hour run on the river trail in Naperville. Thanks to all the weight work the last two weeks the left knee injury I sustained by hurdling an orange cone during a race … Continue reading

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