Winter Swimming

Don’t let Chicago’s bitter winter weather keep you out of the water. Whether you’re refining your triathlon skills or simply trying to stay in...

Mindfulness: Runners Gaining an Edge

What is mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness comes from Buddhist mediation. Years of research shows mindfulness therapy has numerous uses, including reducing symptoms of depression...
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Breathing and Athletic Performance

Athletes use a variety of tactics to improve their performance: increasing weekly mileage, incorporating strength training into training, cleaning up their diet. According to...
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Swimmers to Cross Lake Michigan This Weekend

UPDATE: After a weather-related delay earlier this summer, Swim Across Lake Michigan will take place this weekend. Every year for more than two decades, swimmers...

A Successful Transition from the Pool to Open Water

Poor visibility. Waves. Inconsistent temperatures. Make no mistake about it: the transition from pools to open water presents a seemingly endless supply of challenges, whether...

Swimming with Lake Monsters

Monsters ply the waters of Lake Michigan in the wee hours of the morning, fearing neither wind, nor rain nor crashing waves; only the...