Tag Archives: aerobic sports

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

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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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The Run of His Life (A Short Story)

His reaction was swift then. He pulled out his running gear from the drawers and closet. He tossed on two pair of gloves and the balaclava used for really cold conditions. Laced up his shoes and lurched out the door into the cold night air. Perhaps he could run it off. Continue reading

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A personal testimonial for FitnessSingles.com

Readers of this blog know a bit about my personal history. More than they’d sometimes like to know perhaps. That’s a blog for you. But I just finished writing a testimonial to FitnessSingles.com where I met my girlfriend Sue. I … Continue reading

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Greetings and Happy New Year from the gym, where only insane people and those who look like them go nuts working out

Some of us even hire trainers to put us through the paces. Think about it: trainers are people who go to school to learn how to instruct people on how to do insanely difficult things. Over and over.Of course most of us need this type of instruction because left to our own devices, we would do insanely stupid stuff rather than insanely smart stuff. Continue reading

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Why endurance athletes should be the greatest salespeople in the world.

It’s one of the tarsnakes of existence that we must learn from our pain. It teaches us by correcting our wrongs. But it also teaches us that by working through the pain we can achieve great things. Continue reading

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Appreciating the extreme sides of running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth The extremes of running and riding are a tarsnake of sorts. We’re so often careful to avoid dangerous situations while running and riding and we take measures like wearing helmets, signaling our direction and running against traffic to protect … Continue reading

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The pleasures of a trippy little triathlon

By Christopher Cudworth For 11 years the town of Batavia, Illinois has hosted a sprint triathlon and duathlon. The event sells out every year and has grown to more than 800 people. That’s still a lot of swimming, running and … Continue reading

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