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Lee Crumbaugh
Senior executive, management consultant, trusted advisor. Strategic planning, marketing, business development expert. Masters athlete with a great spouse and married kids.
Interests: family, travel, gardening, wine, running, triathlon, marathon, cooking, reading, writing, biking, swimming, good food, ironman, italy especially florence
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I, like man y of my running friends and several athletes I coach, am running a marathon this weekend. For me, the Monster Mash in Dover, DE, will be my 48th stand-alone marathon and my 58th including Ironman marathon segments.... Continue reading
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This time of year the weather cools down and road racing heats up. If you are like me, you have been training for a target race or two, and likely have your eye on some other, probably shorter, races this... Continue reading
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Anxiety is a natural state leading into a big race, especially when the race is new to you and is an out-of-the-ordinary challenge. Race anxiety is self imposed, a form of approach-avoidance. From my research for my next book on... Continue reading
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Recovery is fickle. Here's an example, my experience last week. AN UPTEMPO LONG RUN AND MORE I ran 17 miles two Saturday mornings ago, picking it up after an easy first four miles to near marathon pace, which my workout... Continue reading
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This post is the 12th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is the 11th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is the 10th in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Chalking the road at the top of Richter Pass, Ironman Canada, 2003 As a strong climber both in running and biking, I actually look forward to hills (except when I am already in extremis in a race). Passing more than... Continue reading
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This post is number nine in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number eight in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Nine seconds. In swimming, track and auto racing, nine seconds are a lifetime. In a 5K, nine seconds often are the separation between the podium and not medaling. Even in marathoning and Ironman racing, nine seconds can be the difference... Continue reading
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Two recent articles on runblogrun.com1,2 by Jeff Benjamin (brought to my attention by Coach Jim Spivey) offer fun retrospectives on racing by Olympic Marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter and multiple Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers. We (meaning Frank, Bill and... Continue reading
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This post is number six in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number six in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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This post is number five in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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My friend Duffy, a former Marquette University cross country runner, has a stride to behold. Running behind him you can see his heels kick up high, seemingly hitting his quads. He runs powerfully, with a slight forward lean. His turnover... Continue reading
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This post is the fourth in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
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This post is the third in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big Decisions:... Continue reading
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This post is the second installment in my series looking at cases where it seems that "believing we are right" has led to bad outcomes, sometimes even spectacularly bad results, for leaders, teams and organizations. For my upcoming book, Big... Continue reading
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We often believe we are right when, in fact, we are wrong. Believing we are right underlies why so many bad decisions are made. At the least, if we knew and admitted we did not know the answer, we would... Continue reading
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Where we train: Fortunately, unlike this section, the B&A Trail offers more shade than sun. The Saturday morning marathon training group's coaches and runners face a question for this weekend's training run: What to do about the heat? Facebook posts... Continue reading
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As I have gotten back into masters swim training this year, I have watched my times drop, not so much because of better swim conditioning but more due to a strong focus on better swim mechanics. One might assume that... Continue reading
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It's time for Annapolis Striders track workouts! The evenings are brighter with the time change, and, unlike last week when a Nor'easter-driven snowstorm was forecast, the forecast for tomorrow evening here in Annapolis is temperatures in the high 50s with... Continue reading
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My long-time running coach, Jim Spivey Why would you need a coach for running or triathlon? I can answer that question! I have been personally coached for 37 years, for a number of years even by multiple coaches. And, these... Continue reading
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For my fellow triathletes in the Annapolis Tri Crabs, most every week in recent months I have been sharing "the best of" my weekly swim, bike and run workouts. My intent is to give back to the club, be a... Continue reading