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Is it time for the triathlon community to grow up?

Triathlon is a set of sports within a sport. That means swimmers mix with cyclists. Cyclists mix with runners. It’s supposed to be an egalitarian sport. And we all have our flaws. It’s the rare individual that is truly exceptional … Continue reading

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These dark and trusty streets

This morning’s run began just before 6:00 a.m. At that hour, the sun has not risen and the streets are dark but for the shine of the next streetlight up the block. The sheen of early morning rain made it … Continue reading

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Shut up and run

Perhaps you’ve been through a phase in life in which you’re not so proud, or weren’t so happy. It’s quite common for example at 19 or 20 years old, to go all Goth in the head and question everything you … Continue reading

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Think purple for Pat Hill today

For all its Big Box glory and global commerce, America still tries to support its local treasures. One of those local treasures sits in the little town of Kaneville, 45 miles west of Chicago. As a farming town for more … Continue reading

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Honey I Shrunk The Bike

I have a confession to make. I’m sitting here eating the last bowl of cereal from a box of Cap’n Crunch that I purchased on sale at our local Jewel grocery store. It was a bit of nostalgia to into … Continue reading

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Share and share alike

One of the interesting aspects of endurance sports like swimming, cycling and running is that there is so much to share. Essentially, there are four ways to share. Share your experience. When you have knowledge to share, it can really … Continue reading

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Why your training (and thinking) must evolve

The notion of fitness is a key element of the theory of evolution. In nature, being fit for life means having the ability to survive. There are trillions of examples of this principle in operation every day. Evolution through time has … Continue reading

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Explaining the lure of triathlon to someone who doesn’t

From the outside looking in, the sport of triathlon certainly looks insane. Magic Marker numbers scrawled on bare skin. Tight racing suits, radical sunglasses and a strange variety of hats and helmets. Bikes that look more like wine bottle openers … Continue reading

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Rocking and rolling on the Cleveland bandwagon

For Father’s Day, I spent a weekend in Cleveland with my son and had a really great time. We visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Basically, the entire museum is a giant admission that without the creativity and genius … Continue reading

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The numbers really do lie sometimes

At the race packet pickup last Saturday, the guy handing out the numbers gave me a weird smile. “I hate to tell you this,” he grinned. “But your number is 666.” Okay, I laughed. The Mark of the Beast. However, … Continue reading

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