Training for a SuperSprint

For the Quinlans of La Grange Park, the Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint race, a 375-meter swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run for a total of...

Which Marathon Training Option Suits You?

If you have ever trained for a marathon or know someone else who has, you probably understand the difficulty of the process. With many...

Basic Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Avoid injury this marathon season by adding strength training to your weekly regimen. Emily Hutchins, co-owner of On Your Mark Coaching + Training, provides...

Strength Training for Marathons

If you have the start date of a fall marathon race circled on your calendar, you've likely laid out your training plan, or perhaps...

Local Nun Stephanie Baliga Organizes Charity Running Team While Aiming for Olympic Trials

When University of Illinois track and cross country runner Stephanie Baliga broke her foot during her sophomore year, she was devastated and lost. “Up until...

Guide to Local Ultras

With ultra running becoming an “it” sport, the calendar steadily fills with new races, and even the established events draw ever-bigger fields. “Trail running as...

Training for Your First Century

A century. Even the word brings to mind images of grandeur, of a long, enduring and epic journey. A nice round number; 100. The...

24 Hours on a Treadmill

In 2011, a standard medical procedure changed Eric O’Connor’s life forever. After tearing his meniscus while playing soccer with his son, O’Connor underwent 12-minute surgery...

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Workout Options

On March 29, thousands of Chicagoans will arrive at Grant Park for the annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, the kickoff race to...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Allie Walters

Allie Walters started running in junior high at her mother’s encouragement to continue on with some form of exercise after becoming dissatisfied with soccer...