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Wish you were here

This morning as I ran my typical 8:30-9:00 pace for four miles in the early September humidity, I thought back to the training I was doing 40 years ago, in 1978. That was the year our college team took second … Continue reading

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When the track calls you back

Those of us that ran track and field in high school or college feel quite at home doing intervals on a running track. That’s not the case for many people who did not have that opportunity. They seem to dread … Continue reading

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Testing, testing

I’ve never been the best test-taker in the world. Part of my challenge is what my brothers and I call Artistic ADD. All through grade school and high school I struggled with the ability to pay attention. There were times … Continue reading

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There are four sides to every runner

We like to think of ourselves as well-rounded athletes. But actually, we’re really a bunch of squares. You have a front and a back, and two sides. You’re square. I also happen to have the same inseam length as the measurement … Continue reading

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Still a jogger and a Fred in the pool

To whit, terminology can be harsh. Calling someone a “jogger” when they consider themselves a runner is a cold, hard, reality check. In this day and age, you hardly hear the term jogger at all. It’s considered impolite. No matter … Continue reading

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If a Runner, a Cyclist, a Swimmer and a Triathlete were running for President

Welcome to the Presidential debate hosted by the WTF Network. Tonight’s debate will feature our four leading candidates are all known for their respective sports. We have a Runner, A Cyclist, a Swimmer and a Triathlete at their respective podiums … Continue reading

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Just keep going

Toward the end of my swim workout yesterday it occurred to me with some surprise that at the end of my 7th 100-meter repeat I was not yet tired. This was a revelation of sorts. Up until this point in … Continue reading

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I’m going to get Nicholas Cage to star in a movie about my running and riding career

By Christopher Cudworth If I got hair implants I’d look just like Nicholas Cage. That makes me think the resemblance might work perfectly in the opposite direction. And that’s why I’m going to write a screenplay about my life as … Continue reading

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It’s never too early or too late to start something new

By Christopher Cudworth There is much to love and hate about committees. They build consensus. But they take time. They bring new ideas to light. But they can bury initiative. Still, as a necessary evil in this world, committees are … Continue reading

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August Answers

August Answers By Christopher Cudworth There’s an audio joke that involves chirping crickets. Often it implies that the person who has been asked a question does not know the answer. Instead we hear “silence” or the sound of chirping crickets, … Continue reading

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