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A bit bent but not broken

In the last few weeks, there have been some good stories about┬áDavid Walters, a distance runner from Illinois. At age 60, Dave ran 2:45 in the Chicago Marathon, then went out to New York this past weekend and polished off … Continue reading

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The joy and purpose of new running shoes

Over the weekend both Sue and I wound up in possession of new Saucony shoes. We both wear the same model and for similar reasons. Our orthotics come from the same pedorthist. We both need minimal drop and enough width … Continue reading

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

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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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The Ebola virus is about to run rampant

By Christopher Cudworth I have this friend that gets sick fairly often. When he gets sick, he gets very sick. Coughing, hacking, spitting blood even. For years he has jokingly called these episodes for what they are. “I have Ebola,” … Continue reading

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Have you used this important technique to make your race pace feel easier?

By Christopher Cudworth Standing at the 2-mile mark of the Chicago Marathon, we watched the race leaders pass the split clock at 9:30. You may wonder, “How do they do it? What makes it possible for those runners to race … Continue reading

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Watching Chicago Marathon results in a call for keeping the faith

By Christopher Cudworth The Chicago Marathon took place without a hitch on October 12, 2013. There were no reported incidents of terrorist activity. No threats to the crowds lining the start and finish lines. Spectators lined the course six people … Continue reading

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Marathon Monopoly is the game of the season

By Christopher Cudworth Marathon Monopoly is a game involving a lot of real estate covered by streets, houses and the occasional railroad along the way to running 26.2 miles. It might start with a roll of the dice to see … Continue reading

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