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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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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 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 important difference between “get through it” and “let’s do it”

So do yourself a favor. Before your workout do a review of your daily status in terms of relationships, work obligations and creative endeavors. If you feel conflicted or over-obligated in any of these categories, you’re likely going to feel pulled apart and wind up just “getting through” your workout rather than being fully engaged. 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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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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On track and happy for it

By Christopher Cudworth In sync with cycling season my left IT band and left achilles have become troublesome. One can surmise there is something wrong with the bike fit, or else the riding form. But they also hurt while running, … Continue reading

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Vicarious gleanings for those who run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth As an active participant in sports all my life, I have never fully fallen into the realm of an armchair participant in sports. I’d much rather play than watch.¬†But there are exceptions. Most recently it was a … Continue reading

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