Tag Archives: interval training

Coming alive on the track

Late last week I wrote a blog lamenting how slow I was running in the late September heat. Well, last night I took a turn on the track and it literally felt like I was coming alive again. Some of … Continue reading

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Age 60 going on 200

This morning’s track workout consisted of 8 X 200 all out with a 100 meter walk-jog between. It was an experiment to see how much torque the internal engine could take. The test went well enough, but also revealed a … Continue reading

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Thinking triathlon thoughts

As we look ahead to the new year, we should ask ourselves what sorts of thinking should be taking place when it comes to training for the next season’s triathlons. Short stuff Well, that depends in part on the length … Continue reading

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How to benefit from using speed in your training

Athletes who do not come up through organized programs in endurance sports often struggle with how to improve their base speed. They simply never get put in situations where the pace is pushed enough to stretch their self-perception. If your … Continue reading

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Celebrating the fitness of youth

As my companion Sue and I did a workout of 6 X 800 on the Batavia High School indoor track this morning, we noticed that a couple kids had showed up with their parents to run. Between intervals I jogged over … Continue reading

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On track and happy for it

By Christopher Cudworth In sync with cycling season my left IT band and left achilles have become troublesome. One can surmise there is something wrong with the bike fit, or else the riding form. But they also hurt while running, … Continue reading

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Do you have a place to hone your speed?

By Christopher Cudworth Ever since I was a little kid holding a watch in my grubby little fist waiting for the second hand to reach twelve, I have held fascination with getting faster. Back then our side yard was the … Continue reading

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Grasping age-related athletic reality does not mean stopping in your tracks

By Christopher Cudworth When you haven’t run a 5K or any other kind of running race in a while, there are all sorts of things that go through your head as you warm up. You wonder about your training prep. … Continue reading

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Is your cycling too predictable?

By Christopher Cudworth Here in Illinois, land of few hills and much wind, cyclists have to be creative in order to keep from falling into a rut. Stuck in a tarsnake of too many familiar routes and too much routine. … Continue reading

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