Tag Archives: race pace

50 Years or Running: The architecture of victory

After winning the Run for the Money 10k in Arlington Heights, I turned my sights to another 10k, the Frank Lloyd Wright Run in Oak Park. That week I caught up to a guy while training in Lincoln Park. “Interesting … Continue reading

Posted in 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, 5K, bike crash, bike wobble, Christopher Cudworth, competition, healthy aging, race pace, racing peak | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Years of Running: Summer reckoning

Reckoning: the action or process of calculating or estimating something. August in the City of Chicago is often literally and figuratively exhausting. That was particularly true because our apartment on the second floor faced Clark Street and Lincoln Park. With … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 400 meter intervals, 400 workouts, Christopher Cudworth, college, cross country, Depression, God, it never gets easier you just go faster, race pace, running | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Years of Running: Trying to get a leg up

I took a week off from racing after the zoo 10K and the Philly 8.4 miler. My brother invited me to come out to Lancaster and compete against his former Millersville classmate Jeff Bradley in a ten-mile road race. As … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 400 meter intervals, Christopher Cudworth, college, race pace, racing peak, track and field, training, TRAINING PEAKS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Years of Running: Accomplishing something real

Following each cross country season, Kaneland coach Rich Born put together a results booklet containing training advice, inspirational quotes and––after my freshman year––a cover comprised of newspaper stories about our success. I remember feeling a great sense of pride and … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, competition, cross country, race pace, running, we run and ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An unexpected climb on the Great Western Trail

Having lived in the Fox Valley region of Illinois for many years, I vividly recall fast-moving freight trains from the Great Western line crossing the bridge over the Fox River through downtown St. Charles. Those trains would sometimes veer off … Continue reading

Posted in 13.1, half marathon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why you can’t trust your devices for every decision on training

Yesterday I ran an easy seven miles through a forest preserve and back. It was warm out again, so I didn’t run hard. When I got back home and saved the workout on my Garmin Fenix, the data was shared … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 13.1, competition, cross country, race pace, swimming, training, training for a marathon, TRAINING PEAKS | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in running, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

How to benefit from using speed in your training

Athletes who do not come up through organized programs in endurance sports often struggle with how to improve their base speed. They simply never get put in situations where the pace is pushed enough to stretch their self-perception. If your … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, competition, cycling, doing pulls in cycling, triathlon | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments