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Jamie Block Mayer a dynamo you should know

Jamie Block Mayer is not much more than five feet tall. Her legs are thus in perpetual motion as she speeds along at just over 6:00 pace in a 5k. Those legs keep her going for much longer than that as … Continue reading

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Training specificity in running

During the post-collegiate year that I raced 24 times on the track and roads, I kept a detailed journal of training miles. My personal records that year were 14:47 for the 5K, 31:10 for the 10k, 51:30 for 15K, 53:30 for 10M, … 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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Have you used this important technique to make your race pace feel easier?

By Christopher Cudworth Standing at the 2-mile mark of the Chicago Marathon, we watched the race leaders pass the split clock at 9:30. You may wonder, “How do they do it? What makes it possible for those runners to race … Continue reading

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Marathon Monopoly is the game of the season

By Christopher Cudworth Marathon Monopoly is a game involving a lot of real estate covered by streets, houses and the occasional railroad along the way to running 26.2 miles. It might start with a roll of the dice to see … Continue reading

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The tarsnake of self indulgence can help or hinder our running and riding

Whether you run or ride as your principal form of exercise or add swimming to do triathlons, the time involved to engage in training and racing can be considerable. If truth be told, there is a streak of selfishness that … Continue reading

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