Archive for August 2010

An Exclusive Look at the Chicago Triathlon.

If you were at the 2010 Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon, you may have noticed a camera crew in the water on the bike and on the run, filming the race from the point of view of a competitor.  That maniac was local director of photography Mike Kweilford of Potenza productions.  With a little direction and... Read more »

Let's Do This!- The Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon Is Here!

The expo. is rocking, the kids race and super sprint are going full speed. In less than 24 hours the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon will take over Chicago as over 9000 triathletes take over Chicago’s lake shore.  The final swims are done, the bikes are tuned up and bags mostly packed for the big... Read more »

How To Hook Up At Endurance Events.

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There are two great opportunities this weekend to meet your sweaty soul mate! I have a brother in law, who is single. He isn’t really into endurance sports as much as he likes Juicy Juice, ironing and cars. I have been telling him for years that he can still meet great looking women at various... Read more »

Top 10 Things To See and Do at The Chicago Triathlon.

Top 10 Things To See and Do at The Chicago Triathlon.
It’s race week and as we count down the days to the Life Time Fitness ChicagoTriathlon!  We put together a Top 10 List of things you want to see, to do and check out. The race is only half the fun of the weeks activities.  From legends to lero’s to one of a kind technology,... Read more »

Chicago Area Triathletes Medal At Youth Olympic Games

  Multisport Madness triathlon team has always been known for producing great age group athletes, as well as hosting one of the best youth triathlons in the country.   This week, two of their young athlets proved that the future of U.S. Triathlon is alive and well as they medaled at the Youth Olympic Games, in... Read more »

The Legend of Mr. Triathlon- A Cautionary Tale.

As we get closer to the Lifetime Chicago Trathlon, and the season winds down, I thought this would be a good time to share a tale.  So gather round the running shoes, grab your favorite sports drink and let me tell you the tale of “Mr. Triathlon.” Once upon a time there was a man... Read more »

Free Stuff Tuesday- Meet The Blackhawks!

Blackhawk‘s fans, this one’s for you! The Mad Dash to Madison 5K is part of the Blackhawk’s Training Camp Festival, that kicks off the new season.   As a way of saying “thank you” to the loyal fans of Chicago, the Blackhawk’s are offering up two free entries for the run and all of the... Read more »

How to Avoid Panic In The Water.

The Lifetime Chicago Triathlon is less than two weeks away.  All over the Midwest athletes are getting ready for the big race on the big lake.  For many this is their first triathlon and for others, it’s a yearly event.  There are plenty of people in a complete panic about the swim portion of the... Read more »

Too Hot To Train. Tips on how to Train Safe in This Heat.

Too Hot To Train.  Tips on how to Train Safe in This Heat.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning that is in effect until Friday evening for Chicago, the surrounding areas are under a Heat Advisory.   Areas close to Chicago could feel the hottest because of the concrete Urban Heat Island effect.Afternoon temperatures in the low 90s and heat index values above 100degrees... Read more »

An Open Letter to Everyone on Lake Shore Drive.

This is an equal opportunity rant to runners and cyclists, you both need to calm the heck down! Lake Shore Drive is Chicago’s lake front trail, one of the most popular destinations in our city for tourists, volleyball players, runners bikers and yes, people who just want to go to the beach.  We all have... Read more »