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Are dreams important?

How are your dreams? Are they intense and in color? Or do they fade so quickly when you rise in the morning that you cannot remember them? Last night I dreamt that I was out on a trip somewhere with … Continue reading

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Dan Johnson is in it for the long run

Dan Johnson is a runner from Minnesota who attended Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa, where he ran cross country and track. As with many former teammates, I’ve kept up with Dan in a variety of ways, and became aware of … Continue reading

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How to run a marathon without really trying

A photographer friend sent me a photo after yesterday’s Fox Valley Marathon. There was some guy named Chris that looked like me who was running the race. Perhaps I ran 26.2 miles yesterday and did not even know it. That’s how … Continue reading

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Share and share alike

One of the interesting aspects of endurance sports like swimming, cycling and running is that there is so much to share. Essentially, there are four ways to share. Share your experience. When you have knowledge to share, it can really … Continue reading

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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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10 unconventional takes on running

I was a runner before Runner’s World existed. We welcomed the magazine, which long ago joined the likes of Track&Field News, the “Bible of the Sport”, which offered no training tips or advice. Runner’s World rushed into that niche along with early … Continue reading

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Hard on the streets and Back On My Feet

I guess you could say this was a serendipitous morning. My encounter with a homeless fellow this morning was something unexpected, but illustrative. My son Evan Paul Cudworth is running the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon this weekend to raise money … Continue reading

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It’s a long way to Boston any way you run

So my friend Russ Bauch was running the Fox Valley Marathon in an attempt to qualify for Boston. He missed by only 30 seconds, due primarily to some cramping in his legs in the final two miles of the race. … Continue reading

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A simple technique to running faster that is simple, hard, and it works

With all the theory and articles written about how to become a faster runner at any distance, there is one simple thing you must do to improve your speed, your stride and your overall race pace at any distance. Run … 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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