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...

How to Train for an Indoor Triathlon

During the winter, lots of gyms host indoor triathlons. The typical format is 60 minutes of racing: a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute indoor bike...

Vote for the 2018 CLIF Bar Athletes of the Year

Over the past year, we’ve introduced to you a diverse set of outstanding athletes who have been named CLIF Bar Athletes of the Month....

Daniel Romanchuk Wins Chicago and Isn’t Slowing Down

At only 20-years-old, Daniel Romanchuk has been road racing for more than half of his life, and after his first marathon win on October...

How Much it Hurt to Run 100.6 Miles

“I am DONE WITH THIS BULLS**T,” Ben, my crew captain, screamed at me. “Get up, get moving, and FINISH THIS RACE.” I slouched in a dirty folding chair at...

November/December Athletes of the Month: Ruth Garippo and Alan Peterson

Ruth Garippo "I attended Lake Park High School and played volleyball, basketball, and soccer. My first time ever racing was my sophomore year of high...

10 Ways to Become a Faster Runner

If you want to improve your running, the best way to do that is with consistent training. The more miles you run and the...

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,...

Active Rest: The Ideal Post-Race Recovery Method

Three cheers to you if you completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon,  another fall marathon, or whatever your target race was for the...

Performance Nutrition Reviews

Training for a triathlon is not all about swim, bike and run.  Nutrition is just as important and without it, you’re not going to...
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