Why You Should Add Plyometrics to Your Training

Remember hopping, skipping and jumping around as a kid?  That is actually a type of exercise called plyometrics and it’s something you should make...

7 Strength Exercises for Triathletes

Too many triathletes sacrifice strength training in favor of additional swimming, biking or running sessions. This is not a smart move. A well-executed strength...

Planning a runDisney Racecation

Chicago is an amazing city for running and races.  I love exploring different neighborhoods by running through them, and the Lakefront Path always motivates...

How to Recover

No training plan is complete without a good recovery plan; triathletes need to plan their own recovery and start on a path to make...

USATF Illinois Has Some Hurdles to Jump

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? This weekend, I journeyed down to Champaign to...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: Apple Watch Nike+

As someone who never jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon out of complexity concern, I was slightly doubtful that I'd like the Apple Watch Nike+ when Nike invited...

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...

Top 15 Stories of 2016

The world of endurance is not a dull one, and 2016 reflects that! Throughout the year, we shared tons of exciting news, wrote profiles...

Exercise Evolution

Workout studios are hot, hot, hot…but why? Flashback: 1984. East Bank Club was in its infancy. Lakeshore Athletic Club, renamed Lakeshore Sport + Fitness...

Running a Marathon on a Whim

To put the outrageously amazing thing I did last weekend into context, let me give you, a little of my backstory.  In October of...