Posts tagged "chicago marathon"

Marathon Gear – Do CEP Compression Socks REALLY Work?

Marathon Gear – Do CEP Compression Socks REALLY Work?
As I train for my first marathon, I’ve come to appreciate there is a LOT of potential gear to buy. In 2014, you don’t just get a pair of shoes, lace them up and go for a run. You would be SO naïve to think it’s that simple. During my first race waiting in my... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Training Update: 124 Days and Counting

Chicago Marathon Training Update: 124 Days and Counting
I’m a few months in to training and one training race, Soldier Field 10 mile, in to the process of getting ready for the BIG DAY in October. It’s as if “Phase One: Preparation” is over. I say preparation because you need to build a base to even think about this race. I didn’t start... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
This is Chicago Gourmet hangover weekend. I predict a quiet one trying to stay warm now that is cold and dark earlier than ever. Lots of fun events coming up… To celebrate the upcoming Chicago Marathon on October 7, these local restaurants are offering amazing meals to help runners carb-load before the race, or replenish... Read more »
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CARB UP, for that weekend race!

CARB UP, for that weekend race!
D “Money” Wallach of Pace of Chicago fame gave me the inside track to his favorite carb up before a race dish. Are you ready??? From the Olive Garden (I KNOW!), Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo is the secret weapon. I promised I’d make it super easy. With about 2ish months till the Chicago Triathlon and 3... Read more »