Tag Archives: triathlons

Country roads are calling you

Country roads beckon In the era of Covid-19, there aren’t as many group rides happening. But even if there were, one of my favorite things to do in early summer is to go for twilight rides on the country roads … Continue reading

Posted in bike accidents, bike crash, Christopher Cudworth, climbing, cycling, cycling the midwest, doing pulls in cycling, it never gets easier you just go faster, training, tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ironman dilemma

As a Sherpa to a multiple Ironman and Half-Ironman wife, I’ve had tons of opportunity to study the Ironman dynamic from the inside out. And having done enough triathlons and duathlons to know the ins-and-outs of the sport in general, … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, competition, tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The adventures of Road Child and Aero Boy

Way back in 2003, I decided that it might be interesting to try triathlon. But it didn’t start well. I took my first couple swim lessons and lost one of my contact lenses in the pool while taking my goggles … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, competition, cycling, cycling the midwest, tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I’m liking triathlon cycling these days

I have a confession to make. Last fall in late September I jumped into a criterium race held by our local bike club and was totally unprepared for the outcome. I got pushed toward the curve on the first major … Continue reading

Posted in tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The eleven things triathletes dread

This morning after an indoor track workout with my wife, I arrived back home to change and shower before heading off to work. Most of the layers peel off quick, but as I turned on the shower to wait for … Continue reading

Posted in triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What book would you use to be sworn in as a Triathlete?

My wife turned to me this morning and said, “The new Muslim Congresswoman is being sworn in with a Quran.” Makes total sense of course. We all want to abide in our respective faith traditions. Yet we also know that … Continue reading

Posted in triathlete, triathlon, triathlons, we run and ride, We Run and Ride Every Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blowing things up with a smile

We had a bang-up 4th of July party with 20+ guests in our backyard and kitchen. We all know that’s where most of the socializing tends to occur. It’s a law of nature. One couple brought their small children, Sophi … Continue reading

Posted in triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Toilet seat training and what it means to triathletes

Whump. Growing up in a family of four boys, there was not much call to put the toilet seat down after going to the bathroom. Had we the pleasure of a middle sister or so, the complaints might have seeped … Continue reading

Posted in tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five funny things I’ve experienced in triathlons and duathlons

It’s healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves. In a sport such as triathlon, the opportunities are manifold. Here are five of the funniest (and perhaps embarrassing) things that have happened so far in my duathlon/triathlon experience. Keep Going, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Really fun ‘trime’ in triathlon

Emerging from the swim at the Naperville Sprint Triathlon, I glanced down at my watch chronometer and it still read 0:00. We’d waited so long to begin the swim by setting off in random groups of four that I’d completely … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment