Tag Archives: track workouts

Coming alive on the track

Late last week I wrote a blog lamenting how slow I was running in the late September heat. Well, last night I took a turn on the track and it literally felt like I was coming alive again. Some of … Continue reading

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Not exactly razor sharp

I recall a workout during my peak competitive years in which the plan was to do a track session of 8 X 400M at a pace of 60-63 seconds each. I was sharpening for a track race in which my … Continue reading

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It’s always a good time for cats like us to have fun

The reason I trekked to the indoor track this morning is simple. Our cats were clean out of food. That meant a trip to the local grocery store was necessary. Otherwise their might be riots in our house. The grocery … Continue reading

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Old schooling it

I did a sketch of what Old School runners looked like in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In fact I did a sketch of what I looked like in the late 1970s. And this was the look. Long, often … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from the running track about cycling

So, yesterday I signed up for the Galena Duathlon. That would be the race that has more vertical mileage than horizontal. And what did I do to prepare? Why, I went to the track last night, of course! If we’re … 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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The worldwide and very local geometry of a running track

By Christopher Cudworth The standard running track all around the world is 400 meters in length on the inside lane. But that just begins to tell the story of what a track is all about. Those of us who grew … Continue reading

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Chain reactions

By Christopher Cudworth Chain reactions Cyclists know there is no more important component on the bike than the bike chain. Along with the crankset it is the primary device that propels you. A rusted chain slows you down. A busted … Continue reading

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