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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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Note: This post on the limitations of using algorithms to make big decisions is part of a chapter, "The madness of not knowing," in my upcoming book, Big Decisions: Why we make decisions that matter so poorly. How we can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
Running tip of the day #2: Don't over-stride. It promotes heel strike, which stresses the leg and knee. Over-striding is inefficient. Instead, lean forward. Use your feet as levers to push you up and out. Try to land on your... Continue reading
Triathlon tip of the day #3: Swimming is highly technical. Start with working on improving your technique before swimming distance. Otherwise, you will be a poor distance swimmer. Putting form first will make you a stronger and faster triathlon swimmer. Continue reading
Triathlon tip of the day #2: Focus your training where you get the biggest payoff. For most triathletes, that's biking, the longest race segment. Continue reading
Triathlon tip of the day #1: Be early to your race to avoid unneeded stress. Save your adrenaline for the race! Continue reading
Running tip of the day #1: Do these four workouts weekly to be a better runner. Continue reading
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Annapolis Running and Triathlon Spring Training Camp 2018 Presented by masters-runner.com | masters-triathlete.com Sponsored by Annapolis Running Shop and Bike Doctor Arnold Annapolis Spring Training Camp will help you take your training and racing to the next level! If you... Continue reading
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No 2018 New Year's resolutions for me. I don't make resolutions. In the words of Yoda, "do or do not." In my words, create your plan expecting to execute it, and then act. Today is day 27 of my winter... Continue reading
Here's a video of a record-setting indoor 5k race by a young high school girl. Katelyn Tuohy destroys the national 5K high school record and runs the fourth fastest time in the world this year! What a race! Continue reading
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A tragic story about the consequences of bad decisions The Captain of KLM Flight 4805 had to be irritated. His plane, carrying 235 passengers and 14 crew members, had taken off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport at 0900 hours (local time)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Runner and triathlete friends, have you planned your 2018 races? Do you have your training plan ready? Are you now training for the big race? If the big race is near, are you following a periodized progression, peaking and recovery... Continue reading
For the wind on my face Because I can To challenge myself For the thrill of the race. In wind and cold and heat and sun To know myself For satisfaction With others who love to run. Thousands of miles... Continue reading
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The second in our series on mental traps and biases that lead Donald Trump – and us – astray From the lens of social science and economics we can easily see that Donald Trump is a poster child for mental... Continue reading
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The first in series on mental traps and biases that lead Donald Trump – and us – astray A debate has raged among psychiatrists about whether it is ethically proper to diagnose Donald Trump without directly engaging with him as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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I can taste it! I am so close to qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Next month I turn 70, so the finishing time for any marathon I run now applies to the 70-74 age group at the Boston Marathon. My... Continue reading
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Elon Musk has just announced plans for SpaceX to build a huge reusable rocket (BFR) that he and his firm believe will enable a permanent self-sustaining human presence on Mars in five years. (Watch the stirring YouTube video of SpaceX's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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Twenty five years ago, before social media, British anthropologist Robin Dunbar found a correlation between primate brain size and average social group size. He theorized that humans can only maintain about 150 current stable relationships with other individuals. (Dunbar, 1992)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action
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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