How to Evaluate – and When to Replace – Your Triathlon Gear

In order to participate in a triathlon, you need the right kind of equipment, and you need to be sure that equipment is working...

March/April Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Daniel Kittaka and Jamie Hershfang

Daniel Kittaka “I quickly became enamored with running after joining the cross country team while attending Northside Prep High School. Running provided me a community...
Indoor trainer

How to Make the Most of Your Indoor Trainer Rides

The bad weather and temptation to pick up that book or TV remote, sit on the couch and stop working out is hard to...

The Journey to Finishing My First Marathon

After covering the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for two years, and having run several half marathons, I made the executive decision last October...

Learn from the Pros: Creating a Season Plan to Really Achieve your Goals

The dead of Midwest winter is the perfect time to start planning out the upcoming season, but how do you set those...

Elites at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

We all love to cheer for charity athletes and those we know and love as they race the 26.2 miles of the Bank of...

Zylka Bittersweet About Leaving CARA Family

Two years ago, a then technology and business buff took a chance by accepting the position of Executive Director at the Chicago Area Runners...

Coaching Options for Everyone

Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginner interested in improving your endurance and consistency, you can benefit from hiring a private coach....

Day in the Life of an Insane Triathlete

Extreme Ironman Triathletes find a way to train, race and enjoy life.   It’s 5 a.m. in Cozumel, Mexico. Julian Murphy of Chicago carries his wetsuit,...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: Valleau Apparel Sports Bra

Since I started running in high school, I would go to Target when they had their two for $25 sport bra sales, grab the...