Swim, Bike, Run, SLEEP

When you’re balancing work, family, volunteering and training - who can fit in eight hours of sleep? Unfortunately, sacrificing your sleeping is a bad...

6 Lessons Endurance Athletes Can Learn from the Cubs

Recently, Americans everywhere glued their eyes to TV screens to witness a shocking moment in history, a moment that many will remember for the...

Cyclo-what?

Before I started this job, I thought competitive cycling was just, well, riding a bike a certain distance, and whoever is the fastest is...

Finding Run-tivation After the Race

It’s that time of year when race season starts slowing down, and unless you have a late-fall or winter race to work for, it...

Graduating from Sprint to Olympic Distance Triathlons

When you decide to start participating in triathlons, you have to start somewhere.   Many people start with the sprint triathlons. Sprint triathlons are the...

My 8 ‘Proud Parent’ Moments this Marathon Weekend

This weekend I attended my first Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a media member. While it was not my first time viewing the...

Strength Training is Critical for Endurance Athletes

Chicago is home to an enormous endurance athlete community.  With dozens of thriving clubs and hundreds of individual races throughout the year (including the...

The Importance of a Support System

On Sunday, I ran my second half marathon – yes, the one I’ve been talking about all summer, and actually trained for as opposed...

How to Execute the Proper Taper

Marathon season is upon us. If you are participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you are likely already into your taper. The...

8 Reasons Why Fall is a Runner’s Season

Today marks the first official day of fall – finally! Even if it doesn’t quite have that brisk, chilled feel in the air yet,...