How to Race and Train in the Heat

When we race in hot conditions our body tries to keep the core temperature down, protecting itself from overheating. More blood is directed towards...

A Swimmer’s Guide to Chicago

Centennial Beach 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Naperville, Ill. http://www.napervilleparks.org/   The Basics: This former quarry property was transformed into a community pool 80 years ago and now hosts the swim...

Marathon Training Tips from Local Superstar Kristen Heckert

You may have heard of her when she finished as the 16th female at the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Or maybe you saw...

Beer and Running: How Tim Faith Blends His Two Passions

You may recognize Tim Faith as the guy sporting Goose Island attire at local races. As a brewer for the company, this marathoner (who...

How to Watch the 2019 Boston Marathon

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, and as the world’s oldest and one of the most challenging, if you’re not...
Training nutrition FAQs

Endurance Training Nutrition FAQs: Answered by Local Registered Dietician

Whether you’re training for your first marathon or getting ready for your third Ironman, nutrition and fueling can be confusing for endurance athletes at...

How Everyday People Can Train Like Elite Athletes

Do you have dreams of becoming a professional athlete? Then you better lace up your skates. Of the five most popular professional team sports in...

It’s Tapering Time: Not to be Taken Lightly

Less running, more recovery. Say what? As you approach marathon race day, everything you have been told for the past four months gets flipped...

Obstacle Course and Mud Run Events

Throughout the United States, obstacle course and mud run events attract a diverse crowd of people. Passionate runners preparing for marathons or triathlons compete...

Everyday Athlete: Jan Gerlach, Ride for 3 Reasons

While most 18-year-olds’ focus on graduating high school and getting into college, Jan Gierlach is adding “cross-country bike ride” to his to-do list. In fact,...