6 Benefits of Trail Running

Many people take to running on the roads because it is convenient.  If you are willing to go a little out of your way,...

February Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Tricia Marks and Lee Jarvis

Tricia Marks “I started running in high school in the early 1980's, and ran at the University of Iowa in both cross country and track,...

7 Cycling Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

(From MapMyRide.com) Let’s be honest: Summer is a fantastic time for cycling. But to fully enjoy it, you’ll need to take a few precautions. Use...

4 Tips for the Cross Country or Track Parent

As a sportswriter for almost 17 years, I have covered lots of high school sports. While I can find compelling reasons to like all...

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...

5 Psych Studies to Power Your Training

With the first 60-degree day comes the start of another race season. Though you’ve been lifting weights and training your core, you need to...

Transforming the Trail: City Has Big Plans for Its Marquee Trail

When users flock back to the Lakefront Trail this summer, they’ll find a new experience at a critical entrance that has caused problems for...

Take it For a Spin: Indoor Cycling Studios Rise in Popularity

It's dark and someone at the front of the room is screaming at you. You're pedaling as fast as you can as sweat pours...

Chicagoan Lawton Warzala Heads to Boston

On April 16, lifelong Chicagoan, Lawton Warzala will be running in the 122nd Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) charity...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: Orangetheory Fitness Class

I had a lot of fun trying different classes for the studio fitness article in our November/December issue, that I decided to try another...