Everyday Athlete: Amy Saltzman, TEAM PAWS Chicago

This August, Amy Saltzman will compete in her first triathlon, but she is no stranger to competition. She has completed five marathons, including the...

How to Peak for Your Goal Race

Many athletes pack a lot of events in a short season.  We break them up in terms of importance to us – A, B...

Q&A: Alexi Pappas on Her Marathon Debut

Among the strong female elite field in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Alexi Pappas, who is well known in Chicago because...
Maria Larkin

Local Cyclocross Star: Maria Larkin

Maria Larkin is a standout in the local cyclocross scene, and while she discovered the sport in the United States, she's originally from Ireland....

It’s Tapering Time: Not to be Taken Lightly

Less running, more recovery. Say what? As you approach marathon race day, everything you have been told for the past four months gets flipped...

70.3 Nutrition: Perfect Your Plan

When you are participating in shorter distance triathlons, you can typically get away with making some nutrition mistakes, but during a half Ironman, or...
Tri bug

Bit by the Tri Bug: Now What?

After months of training, you did it: you crossed the finish line of your first triathlon. Congratulations! Maybe you went into the race hoping...
cyclocross

What is Cyclocross?

The sport of cyclocross is not a new one, but it is a niche within the cycling community. Its races consist of hundreds of...

Open Water Swim Tips

For many triathletes, the swim is the most challenging, intimidating portion of the sport;  even a very fit athlete can struggle in the swim...

13 Inevitable Moments That Happen During a Summer Group Marathon Training Program

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is just seven weeks away, and everyone who is training for it, or another fall marathon, is nearing...
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