Daily Archives: January 15, 2013

Only One Hill

As a biochemist, I know that anaerobic exercise cannot be sustained for longer than a minute or two. How then is it possible that I felt completely anaerobic for almost two hours during one particular race? The event was the … Continue reading

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Daily dose

I grew up with little interest or inspiration to participate in competitive sports, but I did spend LOTS of time outside playing kickball and running around in the neighborhood. My mother tells me she almost didn’t graduate from college because … Continue reading

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The day I thought I ran a marathon

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person and athlete. I’ve never understood moderation in terms of athletics. I hear people talk about the importance of taking rest days, but I always thought “that’s not for me,” my body doesn’t … Continue reading

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This is a real bike race

While the Tour de France in July gets all the publicity in this country, spring is the time for the legendary one day races termed “classics” . There are several, Milan-SanRemo in Italy, Amstel Gold race in Holland, The Ronde … Continue reading

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