Tag Archives: long distance running

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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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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What kind of tortured soul are you?

By Christopher Cudworth We all like to think of running and riding as a magical fix for the emotional turmoil of life. That works for many people. What we’re forgetting is that we all start from somewhere to get where we’re … Continue reading

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The wonders of finding a new coach

by Steven Scholz Today’s We Run and Ride features a guest column by marathoner Steven Scholz, whose insightful piece “New Coach” chronicles both the excitement and challenge of committing to a training program for the marathon. He takes on that … Continue reading

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It’s all uphill from here; hills and how to handle them

By Christopher Cudworth It’s one of the tarsnakes of endurance sports that going uphill is both a wonderful challenge and a vexing test of your fitness. Uphill running and riding requires both intelligence and effort. How you approach a hill often … Continue reading

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Lifting the lid on an important etiquette for those who run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth We Run and Ride is going to let you in on a beautiful little secret. But you must promise not to ruin what you are about to learn. We know the location of the world’s most perfect outhouse. … Continue reading

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On what it means to be a runner

By Christopher Cudworth At the age of six years old, I grabbed a traditional old watch off my father’s dresser and headed out to the side yard of our Lancaster, Pennyslvania home. The yard had once been a clay tennis … Continue reading

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Feeling it to the core

By Christopher Cudworth Doing core work is one of the world’s most humbling chores. Working out the muscles in your lower stomach, upper hips and all the way up to the chest is neither fun or easy. But wait… …there … Continue reading

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It’s Oscars time. Here are the Academy Awards for the best running and riding movies never made

By Christopher Cudworth A few years back, I organized and hosted a giant Academy Awards party at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. More than 900 people attended. Catering was provided by Panera Bread. People were excited to be … Continue reading

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Trying to get fired up for the 2012 SoLympics in Sochi

So, the Winter Olympics just got started. In Sochi. Which is reportedly a mess. But the games will go on. And on. Yes, I thrill to the danger of the luge. Wonder at the power of speed skaters. Cringe at … Continue reading

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