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Stoned band of Olympians arrives weeks late for Rio games

It happens now and again that athletes get mixed up in activities that are not exactly conducive to racing or training. It now appears that a band of athletes from six different countries got waylaid by their own party plans … Continue reading

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That sweet spot in time

In 1980, I purchased a book titled The Sweet Spot In Time by John Jerome. This is the review it gets on Amazon.com these days. “Updated and with a new preface, this classic guide to the art and physiology of … Continue reading

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10 things you absolutely must do to become a slower runner

By Christopher Cudworth You’re sick of running fast. ¬†Admit it. You’d really like to know how to run slower so that you can avoid the pressure of always having to train and try so hard to get faster. Plus,¬†there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Women athletes push past breast fixation in society

“I wear two,” my female coffee companion informed me when asked what brand of running bra was her favorite. “It’s the only way I can stand to go running.” She’s a normal, healthy woman. Not large-chested by any measure, but … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Mastery of the metric mile

Hello, We Run and Riders: Here’s a touch of inspiration for you. I don’t know how much you paid attention to the Olympics back in 1984, or if you were even alive. But distance running was in an amazing transition … Continue reading

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I’ve never done steroids or doped. And it’s pretty hard living clean.

As a competitive runner from high school to post-collegiate days, I stood 6’1″ and weighed 140 lbs. That’s pretty skinny. A nurse who tested me at a health fair scored my BMI (Body Mass Index) at 3% body fat. “Don’t … Continue reading

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