Pacer

Setting the Pace: How to Become a Race Pacer

At races around the area, you can often find pacers spread throughout the corrals, holding signs with a finish time or pace-per-mile time on...

How to Peak for Your Goal Race

Being truly ready for race day is harder than you think. If you think cutting your mileage in half, taking more rest days and...
Global running day

Celebrate Global Running Day at 11 Local Events

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how...

5 Healthy, Packable Lunches that Aren’t Salad

Lunch is a struggle. Whether you’re a meal prepper or last-minute packer, coming up with different options that last several hours in a lunchbox...

Correct Pacing in Marathon Training to Prevent Injury

May and June marks the beginning of summer marathon training for thousands of Chicago area runners.  Every year, numerous runners take to the Lakefront...

How Bike the Drive Benefits Chicago Athletes Year-Round

This article was originally posted on May 24, 2018. The event is now called the Fifth Third Bike the Drive.  Every Memorial Day weekend, 15 miles...

6 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Faster

As a professional triathlon coach, the answer I get asked most often is “why am I not getting faster?” Triathletes usually see great performance increases...

Parenting as an Endurance Athlete

This article is for you, parents. You, who dare to retain your endurance athlete persona while raising healthy, happy kids. It is not easy,...

Second Glance: Michael Newman – Founder and Editor of ILXCTF.com

Michael Newman is Founder and Editor of Illinois Cross Country Track and Field (ILXCTF.com), and the National Director of DyeStat TFX. You may recognize...

The Journey to Boston: One Month Post-Race Reflection

A few months ago, two Chicago Athlete ambassadors detailed their journeys on qualifying for the 2019 Boston Marathon, and later discussed their training strategies. In the...