Tag Archives: cross-training

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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Understanding our appetites

By Christopher Cudworth Today we’re here to talk about appetites, so a definition is in order: ap·pe·tite. Noun. A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, esp. for food. A strong desire or liking for something. Appetites. We all have them, … Continue reading

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Unintentional cross training sometimes the best

As freshman in high school I entered the sport of cross country and found a true love. Nothing was better than running as fast as one could go in the woods and fields. Training was hard. Sometimes my skinny legs … Continue reading

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Is riding or running at a “respectable pace” your worst enemy?

The first year I got my road bike was the best year of training and racing ever. And that’s not a good thing. Because in the 8 years since I bought a Felt 4C carbon fiber road bike, I’ve developed … Continue reading

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When nature calls, we all face a tarsnake of how and where to go

We’ve all been there. 3 miles into a 6 mile loop and wham! The urge to go strikes with a vengeance. It can happen to anyone.  Like the poor woman I encountered crouching behind the thin cover of leafless hedge … Continue reading

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The art of managing your “athletic identity” when you’re hurt or sick

Everyone knows that getting injured sucks. No, it really sucks. More than sucks. Being hurt grinds you down to the nub of who you are, not who you want to be. In that circumstance, you had better be prepared to … Continue reading

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How to know when you need a running or riding tuneup

So you’re a runner. Or a rider. One requires little equipment. The other quite a bit of equipment. So the concept of a tuneup should vary quite a bit between runners and cyclists right? Well, yes and no. Your body … Continue reading

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