Stay Mentally Strong Through Your Marathon

Running a marathon is no easy task. While completing the 26.2 mile course can wear down the body, staying mentally sharp over 2-plus hours...

New Free Outdoor Workouts to Launch in Chicago Today

The North Face, in partnership with free fitness movement November Project, will launch new outdoor workouts in five cities across the country today, including...

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Winners

A record number of people crossed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line on Sunday. While most of the field was less than...

Say ‘Yes’ To Global Wellness Day

With Global Running Day in our rearview and Chicago Bike Week currently rolling, it’s obvious that summer is a time to recognize the importance...
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Maintaining Balance During the Holidays

With parties, shopping, travel and end-of-the-year responsibilities filling many peoples’ calendars this month, health and fitness pursuits often move further down their priority lists....

CARA Announces New Executive Director

The Chicago Area Runners Association announced yesterday that it has named Edward Zylka as its executive director. Zylka will replace Johnpaul Higgins, who assumed interim executive...

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...

Do What You’re Afraid of in 2016

When my brother-in-law called me out and signed me up for my first marathon five years ago, I immediately grabbed a hefty stout out...

Naperville Marathon a Victory for All

PRESS RELEASE: Naperville, IL (November 9, 2014) -- The 2014 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon has concluded in resounding victories for runners, spectators, organizers...

I’m Injured, Now What?

Exercise Alternatives For When You Can’t Run Every runner’s nightmare is getting an injury and being benched. Being injured means losing fitness, cardiovascular endurance, muscle,...