‘Retreat’ Yourself: Endurance Summer Training Camps for Adults

Ana Carlasare didn’t know much about running when she signed up for her first half marathon. How hard could it be? Turns out, running...

6 Reasons to Train With a Partner

Many of us find it hard to stay motivated to stay on track with our training plan. We know we need to, but it’s...

Don’t Sweat it With Headsweats

Although it takes a while to get here, the warm weather is finally hitting the Chicagoland area. This past weekend several hundred runners took...

Second Glance: Dawn Jackson Blatner

Dawn's Street Cred: Nutritionist to World Series Champions Chicago Cubs Author of The Flexitarian Diet & The Superfood Swap SHAPE Magazine Advisory Board Huffington...

Detecting the Overtrainer

Training for long distance running requires the runner to rest and recuperate following such a draining ordeal.  The problem is that some long distance...

Developing a Race Day Mentality

 For months, you train hard.  You get up early before work to fit in your workout, you rush home from work to sneak in...

Trails and Tribulations

With marathon training right around the corner, the Chicagoland trails will soon be congested as ever; while the Lakefront Path and Busse Woods tend...

Everyday Athlete: Stephanie McCutcheon, One Tail at a Time

When Stephanie McCutcheon was walking down the street near her home one day, she saw a three-legged Pitbull up for adoption and immediately fell...

Knowing the Race Course

You can never rely on other racers, or even friends’ opinions of what type of course you are about to race on.  Just because...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: Cycle X Class

After a three-day weekend full of barbecues and laying pool-side, I was in desperate need of a good booty-buster to kick off my week....
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