5 Nutrition Tips to Optimize Your Race Day Performance

The weeks between your last long run and race day can be filled with nervous energy, excitement and/or anxiety – or what are often...

North Shore Triathlon

I’ve come to the conclusion this year that if it’s Sunday and raining in the Chicagoland area, it must be race day! Such was...

Gear Up: Why Now is the Best Time to Get New Shoes Before Your...

Let’s face it: marathon preparation is far more difficult than most people realize. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, you must develop...

Fueling for Recovery

When you’re getting into higher training volume or intensities, or recovering from a race, what is your recuperation technique?  Do you have one?  Maximizing...

Ironman 70.3 World Championship (Nice, France)

It was a privilege to participate and complete this race. I am ecstatic to have raced among the fastest women in the sport. I...

Hidden Gem Half Marathon

This past Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of being a part of the very first, and definitely not the last, Hidden Gem Half...

September Athletes of the Month: Angela Homberg and Randy Kester

Angela Homberg Accomplishments: Winner of 2019 Woodridge Mini Triathlon How did you start running marathons? I would run on this horribly tiny track at the health...

An Ironman for Jackson

When he was just two months old, Jackson Aaron erupted into a violent seizure that lasted about 40 minutes. His parents, Jeff and Karina,...

Special Needs Bags 101

You’ve spent months training for the big day:  Preparing your body for 140.6 miles and miles of swimming, biking and running.  You’ve survived your...

Triathletes React: The Chicago Triathlon Swim Cancellation

The 37th annual Chicago Triathlon presented by Life Time took place in downtown Chicago along the lakefront this past weekend and nearly 10,000 athletes...