July Athletes of the Month: Tyler George and Lauren Zumbach

Tyler George Although he is now a Chicago resident and cyclist, Tyler George started his cycling career in Indiana; in 2006, George raced the Little...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Mark Wehrman

Running is in Mark Wehrman’s blood.   “My dad and my three older brothers ran, so it was something I naturally fell into starting out in...

Second Glance: Joe Reichert, owner of Amlings Cycle in Niles

Chicago Athlete: You bought Amlings Cycle in 1999, what was your bike history before then? Joe Reichert: I was an enthusiast when I was...

October Athletes of the Month: Erika Edmonson and Emisael Favela

Erika Edmonson “I ran what I thought was my first and last marathon in 2005, bringing my camera to take pics throughout the Chicago neighborhoods,...

Top 5 Free Mobile Apps To Keep Your Training Interesting

Looking through the app store can be overwhelming with all that’s available for fitness nowadays. These five apps are all meant to take out...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: FIT Radio App

Music can make or break a workout – too often, I’ve put my entire library on shuffle, and I end up listening to sappy...

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...

The Spectator’s Guide to the Chicago Marathon

What to Know Before You GoBy Kate Bongiovanni You know you want to watch the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. You’d love to catch the...

5 Reasons to Incorporate Races in Marathon Training

With May and June not far from view, many marathon runners are enjoying a few final spring races before beginning their 18-week treks towards...

Open Water Swim Tips

For many triathletes, the swim is the most challenging, intimidating portion of the sport;  even a very fit athlete can struggle in the swim...