Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Shelley Cook

Shelley Cook had a banner year in 2013. After starting the year with a first place finish in her age group at the S-NO-W...

The Lakefront Trail Separation: Your Concerns are Being Heard

Back in December 2016, when Ken Griffin announced he would donate $12 million to the Chicago Park District to create two separate paths for...

10 Rules for Ultra Distance Running

Ultra distance racing requires everything that the marathon and below requires and more; the ultra-distance runner needs to concentrate more so on the mental...

Marathon Training Heating Up

Running a fall marathon? Now is the time to kick your training into high gear if you want to have a successful and healthy...

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...

2016 Clif Bar Athletes of the Year: Jeremy Rielley and Theresa Peterson

Jeremy Rielley  While many know Jeremy Rielley for his consecutive wins of the Chicago Triathlon in 2015 and 2016, what many don’t know is he...

5 Things Elite Triathletes Don’t Do

Elite triathletes make it look so easy, don’t they? They practically have effortless strokes in the water, superhuman speed on the bike, flawless form...

Coach of Chicago Marathon Favorites Receives Doping Ban

It appears distance running is finally having its Lance Armstrong moment. Alberto Salazar, head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, has been banned for...

Tackling Your First Triathlon

Anybody can complete a triathlon, even if they haven’t worked out in years.  It will take patience and will power, and it must become...

Local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Deals

Run. Eat. Shop. That's what this weekend will consist of for most athletes in the area. After the Turkey Trots have been run and the...