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50 Years of Running: In the company of legends

My association with my former coach Trent Richards grew in 1983 and ’84. We finished up his brochure for his new company One-On-One Fitness, and spent some time learning biomechanical analysis from his associate and podiatrist friend Dr. John Durkin. … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: What is my real job?

As the Traveler’s Cheques slowly disappeared, I kept up the hunt for a job in the summer of 1983. Meanwhile, small freelance jobs kept coming my way. I drew up some ads for Vertel’s Running store, but the process was … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: Sweet consolation

When indoor track rolled around in the winter of 1974, our track team moved over to an elementary building called Davis School five blocks from the high school. There we engaged in an intense series of proprioceptive exercises under the … Continue reading

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Shedding the shoe condoms

Earlier this week I got up to run and realized that my full-length orthotics were still in a pair of shoes perched in the back of the car my wife drove to early morning swimming. I thought about that for … Continue reading

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Sandals vs. orthotics

During the early 1980s, I illustrated a book on running biomechanics that was authored by Dr. John Durkin (deceased) and famed running coach Joe Newton of York high school (also deceased). Durkin was a podiatrist to some world-class athletes including … Continue reading

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Discovering the great in Great Britain

Great Britain. United Kingdom. Whatever you call it, this is a fascinating place. Perhaps it helps that my ancestors are from England (the Stewart side) and Scotland (the Cudworth side) but there has not been a minute in my visit … Continue reading

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50 Fun and Insightful Things I Learned While Running and Riding in New York City

By Christopher Cudworth #50. Citi Bikes are not fast, but they are fun. #49. Renting a Citi Bike costs $9.00 for 24 hours, but you can buy a season pass for $70 and save a bunch of money. #48. There … 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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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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