Tag Archives: racing

Sweet Season: Bringing it all home

Volume one •  Volume two •  Volume three • Volume Four • Volume five  Volume six   Volume seven Going into the last meet of the 1978 season, we felt as if we were still capable of doing big things at nationals. Our highest team … Continue reading

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To equal or surpass the Art of Dying

There’ll come a time when all of us must leave here Then nothing Sister Mary can do Will keep me here with you As nothing in this life that I’ve been trying Could equal or surpass the art of dying … Continue reading

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A non-fiction journey through a peak racing season

  The schedule While cleaning out my house to move, I dug up some running journals that included a summary of a peak competitive season. So I invite you to Come With Me on a non-fiction journey through a peak-period … Continue reading

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5 insightful ways to measure success

Endurance sports are widely measured in empiric ways. You have personal records at a specific distance or type of event. But these numbers by themselves do not measure every type of success you can achieve. In fact, numbers can actually … Continue reading

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What it’s like to lead and win a race

I don’t win any races outright anymore. Age groups, maybe. But not the whole race. But I used to win quite frequently. So I thought it might be interesting to share what that’s like, and what it can actually teach … Continue reading

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Your place in the parade

I don’t know if you have ever participated in a parade, but I have. It’s both a wonderful and a strange thing to be sitting on a float or marching along next to some display or vehicle decorated for the … Continue reading

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5 Things You Can Learn From My Sycamore Pumpkinfest 10K

There are not many better conditions to run than those presented at the Sycamore Pumpkinfest 10K yesterday. The wind was nearly still. The temps edged into the high 40s and low 50s. The skies were clear and bright. Perfect for … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to age as an athlete?

It’s an interesting problem trying to figure out what to expect (or not expect) as you age as an athlete. See, the idea of aging is both a reality and a mindset. We have no control over the fact that … Continue reading

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Here’s to a bloody good time when you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Something in us is wired to recoil at the sight of blood. Yet the phrase “bloody” or “bloody good” is used as an “intensifer” to describe all sorts of activities from drinking to comedy to simply hanging out … Continue reading

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The Endurance Athlete Matrix and how it can help you plan your life

The world of endurance athletes can often seem complex. Balancing priorities can be tough when there are so many activities to balance. It can help to have a tool to step back and assess your efforts. The above graphic illustrates the primary activities … Continue reading

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