Posts tagged "montrose harbor"

The four steps to running faster without actually running

I signed up for the Live Grit CARA Lakefront 10 Miler because I wanted to support Live Grit. They’re the ones who are teaching me to swim. They’re the ones who answer all the silly questions I have about biking. They’re the ones who didn’t make me feel ridiculous for not knowing anything about wetsuits.... Read more »

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened
If you follow me on Facebook or on Twitter this weekend you saw that I was doing Ragnar Chicago, the 12-person, two-day, 195 mile relay race that starts in Madison, Wisconsin and ends at Montrose Beach in Chicago with team number 411. This was my second time participating in the event. When I did it... Read more »

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler
Did you know I’m running the Illinois Marathon on Saturday? Yes, the FULL marathon. 26.2 miles. On Saturday. So when I looked at my training plan and saw that I had 10 miles scheduled for this past weekend and that it coincided perfectly with the FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler I figured, hey, why not?... Read more »
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Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running

Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running
So, you like to run.  And you live in Chicago.  You have two choices for half the year: hibernate and become friends with the treadmill or suck it up and run outside in the cold. Personally, I prefer to suck it up 90% of the time.  I despise the treadmill.  But how do you keep... Read more »

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report
What’s the best way to end a Monday?  How about with a 5K race? The inaugural Burgers & Beer 5K hosted by F^3 and Universal Sole took a traditional monthly fun run series and turned it into a race!  And, yes, there were still burgers and beer. In fact, for an inaugural race I only... Read more »
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    Erin Vandenberg

    I'm a 30-something who decided to get off the elliptical and expand my fitness horizons. Since moving to Chicago in 2008 I've run marathons and biked miles. I've done group fitness classes and lifted weights on my own. And now I want to share my fitness finds with you!

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