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My girlfriend, the swim coach

  There are a lot of things I love about my girlfriend Sue. We share a ton of interests. Even beyond the running, riding and swimming, we love the arts, live theater and watching John Oliver.   But there’s also … Continue reading

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Triathlons bring out the beast or just the best of us

Yes, all this sounds pathetic in some respect. But it’s par for the course to be nervous about some aspect of the triathlon when you’re starting out. Some find the idea of riding a bike in traffic disarming, or find the run portion daunting. Yet as you train you eventually overcome your fears. Then come longer courses and challenges like open water swims, hilly bikes and hot runs. That’s the so-called “charm” of the sport. It never really gets easier. You just go longer, faster or grow obsessed in the process. Continue reading

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Are things going swimmingly for you this summer?

by Christopher Cudworth The alarm rings at 4:30. It doesn’t care how you feel. How you slept. Who you slept with. Or how many days this week you rose at 4:30. It’s 4:30. Get up. The windshield wiper does not … Continue reading

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A 70.3 triathlon tale of perseverance, sisterly love and a coach who knows the sport

by Christopher Cudworth Even more than the individual sports of cycling, running or swimming, triathlon is a sport of the early hours. The distances covered and the time it takes to cover them require an early enough start to accommodate all sorts … Continue reading

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Cruise Control and what it means to make an honest effort

I have never been one for use of a lot of Cruise Control in any vehicle. It always felt like cheating. Perhaps something in my long career or running and riding makes it feel like that. You come to think … Continue reading

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