Tag Archives: fitness

Not exactly razor sharp

I recall a workout during my peak competitive years in which the plan was to do a track session of 8 X 400M at a pace of 60-63 seconds each. I was sharpening for a track race in which my … Continue reading

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Living by the rulers

I’ve been perfectly square for the last 15 years or so. By that, I mean that my inseam exactly matches my waist size, which is 34″. Being 34″ X 34″ all these years has been a product of some hard … Continue reading

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What it means to have good legs

When watching a cycling or triathlon broadcast, one often hears the announcers refer to an athlete as having “good legs.” And while that is often true in the sense of appearance, the condition to which they’re actually referring is the … 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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Breaking sexism’s back

I wrote a piece on a different blog this week titled Thus Spoke Vagina. It addresses the many ways women in this world must deal with both the control and ignorance men try to place on them. I’ve written also … Continue reading

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The man in the mirror

Some of us who run, ride and swim are a bit narcissistic. We look at ourselves in every reflection we can find. I know I do. But sometimes the things we see don’t entirely please us. This is especially true in … Continue reading

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The 11 things that give you confidence are…

By Christopher Cudworth Fitness and confidence go hand in hand. When you’re fit and prepared for a race or event, you are naturally more confident. But what does it mean to be confident? How do you get there? What do you … Continue reading

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Who is she?

She doesn’t mind the shape of my legs, Or that I might shave them. She cares not that I devote a little time out on the road. In fact she’s always with me in one way or another. She knows … Continue reading

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Appreciating the extreme sides of running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth The extremes of running and riding are a tarsnake of sorts. We’re so often careful to avoid dangerous situations while running and riding and we take measures like wearing helmets, signaling our direction and running against traffic to protect … Continue reading

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