How to Watch the 2019 Boston Marathon

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, and as the world’s oldest and one of the most challenging, if you’re not...

Why You Should Add Plyometrics to Your Training

Remember hopping, skipping and jumping around as a kid?  That is actually a type of exercise called plyometrics and it’s something you should make...

Top 5 Free Mobile Apps To Keep Your Training Interesting

Looking through the app store can be overwhelming with all that’s available for fitness nowadays. These five apps are all meant to take out...

Are Online Coaches Effective?

While many athletes prefer to work with a coach in person, there’s a growing demand for online coaching services. There are pros and cons to both...

How an Army Commander Stationed in Iraq Ran the Chicago Lakefront 50k

On Saturday, March 30, ultrarunners participated in the 20th annual Lakefront 50K along the Chicago lakefront. This popular running event has been called the...

The Journey to Boston: Training Check-In

A few months ago, two Chicago Athlete ambassadors detailed their journeys on qualifying for the 2019 Boston Marathon. In the second of three installments,...

More than Running: Local Clubs Offer Endless Benefits

For nearly five decades, Mark Buciak has been running in some way or another. A competitor of 62 marathons (including 39 consecutive Boston Marathons),...

Strength Training During Marathon Season

Despite March and April not exactly being perfect running weather, these months are a far cry from the polar vortex and the endless rounds...

Tackling the City Commute by Foot or Bike

So you want to commute on a bike or by foot, year-round in Chicago? Welcome! Admittedly, it’s a niche group interested in these routines,...

How to Get Rid of Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common overuse injury. They can occur from running or doing other high-impact activities for a long period of time or...