Tag Archives: distance running

The yin and yang of being fit

At times during our fitness careers, we arrive at points in training and racing where the progress can literally be felt. I had one such moment late this past week. Having just returned from riding, running and swimming in Tucson, … Continue reading

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A sweet season heats up

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the Sweet Season of 1978, my college senior year when our Luther College team placed second in the nation in NCAA Division III cross country. Volume one •  Volume two •  Volume … Continue reading

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Explosive evidence

Heading into my senior year in college, I was desperate for a summer job when my best friend’s father offered me summer work as a janitor at a building called International Towers. It sat at the junction of Cumberland  Road … Continue reading

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A non-fiction journey through a peak racing season

  The schedule While cleaning out my house to move, I dug up some running journals that included a summary of a peak competitive season. So I invite you to Come With Me on a non-fiction journey through a peak-period … Continue reading

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The secret to love what you’re doing when you run, ride and swim

Motivation is the power source of all performance. Without motivation, there is no will to work. Without the will to work, there is no progress. Without progress, there is no achievement. And without the potential for achievement, there is no real … Continue reading

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Ever thought about the best fitness investments you ever made?

All of us depend on equipment and coaching to improve performance. In 40+ years of competition, I’ve tried to invest in areas where the returns are greatest. Some of these items were part of a team opportunity or program. Others were … Continue reading

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A singular New Year’s resolution

Winter wonderland Last January the snow was thick and wet during the first week of the year. Yet in a fit of cabin fever and thanks to some serious Manhattans on a Friday night, my companion Sue and I were … Continue reading

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On becoming a better runner, achieving it, and on we go

Scott Fink-Finowicki is a young man who works in sales and is returning to running after a period away from the sport due to injury and getting started in his career. It’s been an interesting return to the sport, because … Continue reading

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A first letter home from college cross country season

By Christopher Cudworth In 1975 I was a freshman at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. In stark contrast with admissions practices of today, I had not made my decision to attend Luther until July that summer. My application to Augustana … Continue reading

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From We Run and Ride to The Right Kind of Pride

By Christopher Cudworth Today’s blog represents the 555th blog post or so on this website. It goes without saying this is a labor of love, and your readership is appreciated. We Run and Ride started with a discussion with my friend … Continue reading

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