A Guide to the 2015 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon

Though hard to imagine now, the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon began in a rather humble fashion in 1983, with approximately 750 triathletes competing in the...

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...

Paddle Sports in Chicago

Chicago is a stunning city with all the metropolitan culture, history, sports and special events that go along with an urban environment. The Lake...

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...

The Ed Rudolph Velodrome

Erin Obradovich got her first taste of track cycle racing at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome while growing up in Elmhurst during the mid-1980s. “My father...

Local Options for Speed Training

If you ask coaches around the Chicago area about one of the biggest benefits of speed training, their answer may surprise you: it’s fun. “Speed...

Training for a SuperSprint

For the Quinlans of La Grange Park, the Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint race, a 375-meter swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run for a total of...

Which Marathon Training Option Suits You?

If you have ever trained for a marathon or know someone else who has, you probably understand the difficulty of the process. With many...

Basic Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Avoid injury this marathon season by adding strength training to your weekly regimen. Emily Hutchins, co-owner of On Your Mark Coaching + Training, provides...

Strength Training for Marathons

If you have the start date of a fall marathon race circled on your calendar, you've likely laid out your training plan, or perhaps...