Tag Archives: road racing

The pain of a DNF

With all the training and preparation one does for a race, the most painful part of any racing experience is a DNF. Did Not Finish, is one translation. Did Not Finish means something went wrong. There is perhaps no greater … 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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Questions and answers on training and racing with competitive cyclist Tom Burridge

I asked my longtime friend, running competitor and Master’s cyclist Tom Burridge to outline his training program for cycling. The request came on the heels of one of Tom’s recent races in which he covered 61.7 miles in 2:25:49 on … Continue reading

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Summer’s just getting started

By Christopher Cudworth Summer 2014 is officially just over one month old. Whatever you want to call it; meteorological summer or whatever, the season officially starts June 21 and ends September 20 or so. I know, I know. For those … Continue reading

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Do you have a place to hone your speed?

By Christopher Cudworth Ever since I was a little kid holding a watch in my grubby little fist waiting for the second hand to reach twelve, I have held fascination with getting faster. Back then our side yard was the … Continue reading

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From running to riding, Tom Burridge excels through the ages

By Christopher Cudworth It is important to relate the following anecdote shared by Tom Burridge about a recent cycling experience. “I was entered in a cycling criterium and did not do a proper warmup,” he chuckles. “So the first five … Continue reading

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The allegorical beauty of the short and sweet ride: Part 1

By Christopher Cudworth There is a bike route from my house that takes a straight route out of town to a largely flat, well-paved road heading straight west, a great stretch of road for solo or group rides. Even the … Continue reading

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Should you be afraid of tarsnakes? Oh, yes. And here’s why…

By Christopher Cudworth Seriously. We tried to warn you. When this blog began in August we introduced you to the danger of tarsnakes, both the literal and allegorical form, that are waiting on the open road to take you down … Continue reading

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Is riding or running at a “respectable pace” your worst enemy?

The first year I got my road bike was the best year of training and racing ever. And that’s not a good thing. Because in the 8 years since I bought a Felt 4C carbon fiber road bike, I’ve developed … Continue reading

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A maximal take on minimalist running

Let’s talk for a minute about minimalist running. Because we all want to run as naturally as possible. The real deal of course, is running barefoot. That puts you in direct contact with the ground with absolute and constructive feedback … Continue reading

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