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...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Ryan Giuliano

Ryan Giuliano’s rise to become one of the area’s top amateur athletes is extraordinary. During his time as a student at Conant High School...

Never Run Alone: the Benefits of Group Training

With the growing popularity of distance running, group training has become a popular option both for those looking to test out the sport and...

I signed up for this?

Last February, my wife, Ewelina, and I had an enjoyable experience during our first destination run, a 13.1-mile relay at the New Orleans Rock...

An Office Experiment

Though it would be nice to snap your fingers and instantly reach your goals, in reality change occurs slowly over a long time. Last...

Activeland Chicago

What to do, where to go, to stay active in Chiberia A November Turkey Trot used to end the race season for Chicago runners, but...