Tag Archives: Lance Armstrong

Holding on and letting go

We’re all familiar with athletes who used some wrong done against them as motivation to excel. Michael Jordan was cut from the high school basketball team. That early slight drove him to become the greatest player the world has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Oh look! It’s time for the Tour de France, and Lance is back

Well we nailed June to the wall, didn’t we? For me it meant riding up and down and all around Wisconsin and Illinois. Horribly Hilly was like a stage of the Tour de France. 72 miles and 6000 feet of … Continue reading

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With respect to age

If you’re seventeen and sick of your parents ragging on you about homework and staying out too late, it’s not likely you’ll spend much time worrying about what it will be like when you’re older. Especially much, much older. We … Continue reading

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Being a pro is never as glamorous as it seems

By Christopher Cudworth A few years ago it all came together for me. With plenty of time to ride my bike I racked up 4000 miles over the spring, fall and summer months. I was running some too, and my weight … Continue reading

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What Lance Armstrong has to say about the 2014 Tour de France

Hi folks. Lance Armstrong here. Yes, I’ve been watching the 2014 Tour quite a bit. Actually been streaming it through my iPhone in the Livestrong phone case while I’m out golfing. Because golf is actually pretty boring. And I’m not … Continue reading

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Does it pay to be passive-aggressive when you run and ride?

By Christopher Cudworth Having worked with (and for) a number of passive-aggressive people over the years, and noticing how they somehow succeed in this world despite their ugly behavior, it occurred to me that being passive-aggressive might actually be a competitive advantage … Continue reading

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Heading into the weekend with an eye on better fitness

By Christopher Cudworth Heading into a Memorial Day weekend is quite often a pleasure of purpose for amateur athletes like us. We hope and pray for good weather if there’s a race to run or ride. If we’re set up for … Continue reading

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Exercising our ability to deal with stress

By Christopher Cudworth There are two kinds of stress in this world. The first is stress from the unknown. We grow anxious and worry when fear of the unknown presses in on us. The second type is stress from the … Continue reading

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An itch can be a real pain

By Christopher Cudworth For all the hi-tech gear now on the market designed to protect the body from cold, wick sweat and heat and compress the muscles for greater performance, there are still moments in training and racing when the … Continue reading

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Is Lance Armstrong really a Jason Bourne in disguise?

Today’s We Run and Ride blog is from my co-blogger Monte Wehrkamp, whose observations via email often fascinate. He’s proven to be right on many fronts over the years, and many times in my experience of knowing him. So when … Continue reading

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