Tips on Marathon Tapering

Fall marathon runners are now approaching the final weeks of their training plans and undoubtedly race day is beginning to feel very real. With...

Dare2tri Empowers Athletes with Disabilities One Race at a Time

Believe it or not, no USA Triathlon-sanctioned paratriathlon club existed in the United States until Chicago’s very own dare2tri broke the mold in January...

Triathlon Gear Checklist for Beginners

This is the year you’ve decided to jump into triathlons!  Unfortunately, it is easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to making sure you...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Michael Cauley

Michael Cauley began distance running in eighth grade after discovering that four laps around a track seemed easy. After maintaining a three-sport schedule as...

How to Set and Achieve Your 2017 Goals

Happy New Year!  With each new year comes New Year’s Resolutions.  Whether you have set some resolutions or not, chances are you have some...

Protein Protip: Don’t Stress About It

When creating a nutrition plan, it can be overwhelming trying to meet the needs of every nutrient and food group. For those with dietary...

Brand vs. Distance

Congratulations to the many finishers of all the races over the past weekend. I am always so excited to see new people tackling new...

Preparing for a New Season of Charity

            “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank As a new running season approaches, seven Chicagoland running organizations and nonprofits are...

Cyclocross: Preparing for Late Season Weather

The cyclocross season is in full swing, which means the mercury is plunging while the racing is heating up. Unfortunately, the heated competition alone...

Toughest Area Races

Many runners think of the Windy City as a great place to PR. Flat and temperate, Chicago athletes often have to run faster or...