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Five funny things I’ve experienced in triathlons and duathlons

It’s healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves. In a sport such as triathlon, the opportunities are manifold. Here are five of the funniest (and perhaps embarrassing) things that have happened so far in my duathlon/triathlon experience. Keep Going, … Continue reading

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The numbers really do lie sometimes

At the race packet pickup last Saturday, the guy handing out the numbers gave me a weird smile. “I hate to tell you this,” he grinned. “But your number is 666.” Okay, I laughed. The Mark of the Beast. However, … Continue reading

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Did you have a good summer?

This time of year it is inevitable to think back on the months of June, July and August and ask yourself, “Did I have a good summer?” So I’m going to offer up a little perspective to help you think … Continue reading

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Does it really matter how old you are?

You’re alive. That’s what counts first and foremost in your contributions and accomplishments as a person. Beyond that, everything else is a perception imposed on you by other people who are alive, and who might not appreciate your contributions and … Continue reading

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Like running into a pile of bricks

Sunday morning is the Batavia Duathlon. And as you know, one of the more challenging facets of competing in triathlons and duathlons is the part of the race known as “the brick.” That’s when you get off the bike after a hard ride and start trying to run again. Continue reading

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What does it really mean to age as an athlete?

It’s an interesting problem trying to figure out what to expect (or not expect) as you age as an athlete. See, the idea of aging is both a reality and a mindset. We have no control over the fact that … Continue reading

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The double logistics of a duathlon

This Saturday May 16 I’ll be competing in the Galena Duathlon. Companion Sue is doing the Triathlon that includes a swim in the 55 degree water. I’m not there yet in terms of swimming that far, much less in freezing … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and chocolate milk and the challenges of temptation

By Christopher Cudworth Admit it. The biggest challenge in your training isn’t the hard work it takes to get fit. It isn’t the pain you suffer from giving 100% effort. It isn’t even the injuries or the illness that make … Continue reading

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Running at the speed of light, or something like that, according to Strava

By Christopher Cudworth I just ran 126 miles in 9 minutes and 35 seconds. That’s an average of 4 seconds per mile. That puts me around the world in about 14 minutes on a 354 foot elevation gain.  Getting faster … Continue reading

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