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Cornfield winds and cinnamon buns

I returned to Kaneland High School as a substitute teacher yesterday. I attended that school from 8th grade through sophomore year. Nothing makes you review your life’s decisions like walking the halls of a high school you attended decades before. … Continue reading

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On April and track and field

Ever since 1970, when I was an immensely skinny 8th-grader competing in track and field for the first time, April has been a vexation on my body and my soul. I too-well recall stripping off sweatpants to stand shivering in … Continue reading

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From allegiance to rivalry

In early 1973, right in the middle of my sophomore year in high school, our family moved 10 miles east from Elburn, Illinois to St. Charles. The rest of that school year I made a daily commute to finish the … Continue reading

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On track for a good year

The temperature outside this morning was eleven degrees. The Weather Channel app said it felt like minus nine. My running gear was laid out next to the bed as I rose to put in my contact lenses at 6:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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Cross country is liberal. Track is conservative. Both are great.

Track and field is teaching to the test. Cross country is learning through formative and collaborative means. Continue reading

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It’s a cold, cold world and that’s snot funny

Sometime late yesterday afternoon I choked a bit on a section of Clif Bar. Immediately after my throat felt funny. I’d upset the equilibrium somehow… By evening there was a familiar tingling in my nose that told me a cold … Continue reading

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Being a pro is never as glamorous as it seems

By Christopher Cudworth A few years ago it all came together for me. With plenty of time to ride my bike I racked up 4000 miles over the spring, fall and summer months. I was running some too, and my weight … Continue reading

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A love/hate relationship with track & field

By Christopher Cudworth Sometimes you don’t choose a sport, it chooses you. Such was the case with track & field. As a kid the track was a strange and foreign environment, mostly because we all ran on cinders years ago. … Continue reading

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On running and riding for a school, a team or a cause

Looking back at your career in athletics, it is interesting to consider how many labels one adopts and discards along the way. Schools For example, as an athlete competing for school teams, I have been–in order from middle school through … Continue reading

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