Helping Women Feel ‘Lively’ in their Own Skin

Kate Pezalla-Marlin, co-owner of Oak Park specialty store Lively Athletics, talks about the mission behind her and her sister’s female-focused shop. Q: How did you...

Navigating the Changes in the Female Body

By the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys, according to a report by the Women’s...

July Athletes of the Month: Ryan Verchota and Rachel Wills

Ryan Verchota Accomplishments: Complete the silver Rush 50-miler in Leadville Was a guide at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon What was your experience...

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We compare ourselves to others all the time. They are more accomplished, more attractive, more disciplined, more passionate, smarter, stronger, more athletic, and wealthier than me. While...

Sunscreen for Athletes: A Non-Negotiable

It is finally beginning to warm up in Chicagoland. It may have taken until mid-June, but we are looking at a forecast of warmer...

6 Best Swimming Drills for Triathletes

Of the three disciplines in triathlon, swimming is usually the most difficult to master. Because there are no solid contact points like running and...
Duathlon

Do the Du: Add a Different Multi-Sport Event to Your 2019 Schedule

For decades, duathlons have introduced the world to some of the most talented endurance athletes, including the highly successful Natascha Badmann. The sport’s reputation...

Enhance Performance and Fitness with Better Sleep

Athletes are always looking for ways to run faster, jump farther, and throw harder. While new training techniques arise every day, it’s one of...

Everyday Athlete: Caylei Vogelzang, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, Caylei Vogelzang has always been focused on physical fitness, health and wellness. She ran cross country and track in...
Pacer

Setting the Pace: How to Become a Race Pacer

At races around the area, you can often find pacers spread throughout the corrals, holding signs with a finish time or pace-per-mile time on...