Michael “Westy” Westenberger

Five years ago, a friend bet Michael Westenberger he couldn’t complete the 12-mile Key West Paddleboard Classic. With a mere two weeks of training,...

Day in the Life of an Insane Triathlete

Extreme Ironman Triathletes find a way to train, race and enjoy life.   It’s 5 a.m. in Cozumel, Mexico. Julian Murphy of Chicago carries his wetsuit,...

Take it to the Trail

Have marathons run their course for you, so to speak? Are you looking for the next big challenge in endurance running? If so, ultra...

In it for the Long Run: Marathon Maniacs

If you’ve run a marathon, somebody has called you crazy.   Running 26.2 miles just isn’t normal, even though running has never been more popular than...

Preparing to Train: The Importance of Base Building

In about five months, runners from around the world will descend on Chicago for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. If you’ve been through...

Long Run Group Options

Long Run Group Options When preparing for a marathon, a weekly long run is both one of the most important and one of the most...

It’s More Than the Miles

Training for a marathon? You’ll want to spend some time cross training. Elite marathon runners often log 100 to 120 miles during peak training...

Coaching Options for Everyone

Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginner interested in improving your endurance and consistency, you can benefit from hiring a private coach....

Fuel Coach: Consulting Nutrition Experts to Achieve Peak Performance

With fad diets, supplement companies and celebrity trainers providing different opinions on what constitutes “healthy eating,” it’s sometimes difficult for athletes to make confident...

How to Become an Endurance Sports Coach

Coaches are usually pretty easy to spot on race day. They’re the ones nervously jogging from check-point to check-point, stopwatch in hand. But it...