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Transitions

Triathletes are intimately aware of the difficulties of making transitions from one sport to another. The transition from swim to bike, and from bike to run each requires a change of equipment and a new mode of engagement. While the … Continue reading

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The danger of an unworthy opponent

Our college track team drove five hours to compete in a track meet at Buena Vista college in the far western corner of Iowa. The ride out was boring, to say the least. One of those rides that can sap … Continue reading

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Never too early. Never too late. To get fit or race.

The North Central College All-Comers meets are an annual tradition in May. The meets offer an opportunity for many runners to get in one more race using their hard-won fitness before summer rolls around. The meets are also important opportunities … Continue reading

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Honestly, you should never lie about your best times

By Christopher Cudworth While swimming at the XSport fitness center this past week, I noticed an athlete in the pool who seemed to know what he was doing. His swimming form was smooth and strong. When he stopped after a … Continue reading

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Problem solving on the run has a poster child

By Christopher Cudworth There are two types of problems that need to be solved in this world. 1) Immediate problems, such as things going wrong right now. 2) Long term problems, as in challenges that need to be solved through … Continue reading

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It’s not that far to fall

Running and riding both have their risks. Cyclists, however, are at greater risk of falling than runners. But that does not preclude those who run from exercising some caution, or at least watching where they step. Goof or Consequences The … Continue reading

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