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50 Years of Running: Escape from prisons

From the age of twelve through the time I reached twenty-seven years old, I dedicated myself largely to the sport of running. At times, that commitment constituted total immersion. An endurance athlete is both reduced and enlarged through a lifestyle … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: the anger factor

As fifteen-year-old kid during the summer of 1972, I was frustrated by the fact that I’d sustained a chipped bone in my elbow that erased the summer baseball season. Neither could I go out and run with the cast on. … Continue reading

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A hiccup over running a hick over

By Christopher Cudworth Yesterday a black SUV-Jeeplike thingy came within 10 inches of striking me on the bike. The buzz was clearly intentional as the engine was also roaring with acceleration as the vehicle passed.  I get the whole “hate cyclists” … Continue reading

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The serious psychological business of a cycling or running comeback

By Christopher Cudworth with Monte Wehrkamp It is a painful, difficult challenge coming back from a major injury. The higher the level of sport in which you participate, the more difficult the task of reaching your former level of performance. … Continue reading

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Running with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Race relations remain an uncomfortable topic in America. Our first black President promised to make things easier, but in many ways that promise cannot be fulfilled by one man or one change in the political landscape. It takes all of … Continue reading

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Running and riding through grief, both real and imagined

Mental health experts and grief counselors have long advised that grief is an emotional phenomenon with several stages. The classic and operative model is one proposed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross that states there are 5 stages of grief.  Denial: Helps us … Continue reading

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