Tag Archives: Great Western Trail

There’s always someone faster than you, and often it’s a woman

Yesterday afternoon was hot. Ninety-plus degrees hot. But my planned run on the Great Western Trail promised shade for much of the way. So I parked the car and wandered over to the trailhead and stretched a bit. A mother … Continue reading

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“You’re fast.”

As the years pile up, the words “You’re fast” aren’t heard so much. On a typical day, my per-mile pace is 3:00 slower than it was while running in my 20s and 30s. That is why it was amusing to … Continue reading

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Confusing times and tarsnakes afoot

Last Friday afternoon, eager to get in a good workout, I headed out the Great Western Trail in St. Charles. The trail is a former railroad bed that was one of the first lines in Illinois to be converted to … Continue reading

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Come along with Christopher Cudworth on a nature run!

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Sunday contemplation: A rider in the rain

By Christopher Cudworth Click on pics to view The Christmas Bird Count comes around once a year, usually in the second week of December. Having worked both the Christmas and Spring Bird counts (technically part of the Fermi Circle Count) … Continue reading

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