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Beware the Englishman, the tarsnake of bonk and the wall

As competitive runners, my best friend and I were always pounding each other in training. Seldom did a run proceed at less than 6:00 pace. We learned that habit in an era when everyone ran fast all the time. Intensity … Continue reading

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What to do after the tar snake of a bad race

By Christopher Cudworth Sooner or later, we all have a bad race. Running into trouble If you’re a runner, you might have planned all year for a marathon, and things went sour somewhere along the way. Or that half-marathon you … Continue reading

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Which is the harder sport, running or riding?

Let’s have a little debate here. Which is the harder or more difficult sport, running or riding?┬áThe arguments could start with the basics. Going Solo 1. In running you cannot coast. Every step you take is one of self-propulsion. Yet … Continue reading

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Putting Black Friday into a running and riding perspective

It’s still a bit stunning to me that the major shopping day in America is called Black Friday. Perhaps it is proof that Americans have really short memories. Do people really not recall that the term Black Friday was originally … Continue reading

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