5 Nutrition Tips to Optimize Your Race Day Performance

The weeks between your last long run and race day can be filled with nervous energy, excitement and/or anxiety – or what are often...

Gear Up: Why Now is the Best Time to Get New Shoes Before Your...

Let’s face it: marathon preparation is far more difficult than most people realize. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, you must develop...

Fueling for Recovery

When you’re getting into higher training volume or intensities, or recovering from a race, what is your recuperation technique?  Do you have one?  Maximizing...

September Athletes of the Month: Angela Homberg and Randy Kester

Angela Homberg Accomplishments: Winner of 2019 Woodridge Mini Triathlon How did you start running marathons? I would run on this horribly tiny track at the health...

An Ironman for Jackson

When he was just two months old, Jackson Aaron erupted into a violent seizure that lasted about 40 minutes. His parents, Jeff and Karina,...

Walk This Way: Actionable Ways to Alleviate Knee Pain

Knee pains have several causes. If you’re a long-distance runner, you’re probably going through your daily laps in poor form. You may be moving...

Last-Minute Chicago Triathlon Tips for Athletes and Spectators

The Chicago Triathlon takes place this weekend and features six events. Race weekend consists of five stand-alone triathlons, including the Life Time Kids Tri...

Your Child’s First Large Race

A large kids’ race like the Lifetime Kids Tri Chicago offers a special type of experience. When compared to a small, local event, a...

Why You Need a Professional Bike Fit

You are not alone if your last professional bike-fit was several years ago. Time flies, and we normally go on with our life and...

Everyday Athlete: Bridget O’Brien, Muscular Dystrophy Association: Team Momentum

On Sunday, October 13, Bridget O’Brien will be running her ninth career marathon at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She has been running...