Archive for May 2013

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)
I’d never done Bike the Drive before but since I’m currently training for Venus de Miles I knew I wanted to participate in at least one longer, supported ride before July 28th. And that’s exactly what Bike the Drive is. Just like Venus de Miles, it’s not a race. It’s just a supported ride with... Read more »

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races
Memorial Day weekend in Chicago is traditionally the start of a lot of things. Summer, barbeques, festivals, and a good chunk of the racing season. From now until November you can find a road race of almost any distance almost any weekend. In fact, this weekend is traditionally one where I run two races in... Read more »

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago
Back in 2010 I decided I wanted a road bike. I knew nothing about road bikes, I only had a vague idea of what I wanted, and I didn’t have a ton of money to spend. Jason and I went to many, many bike stores and I finally settled on my Giant Avail. The salesperson... Read more »
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Where's the Start Line and Other Questions You Get as a Marathon Volunteer

Last weekend I gave back to the running community by volunteering at a marathon up in Wisconsin. While I certainly have plenty of  race volunteering experience this was the first time I’d worked a marathon and half marathon packet pickup and then at the start/finish line for a 3700 person race. In fact, I actually... Read more »