Archive for September 2010

Free Stuff Wednesday. The Monster Dash!

Congratulations to Jamie and Mike, who added the pick up line “want some Gu?” You are the winners of our entries to the Hot Chocolate 15 an 5k on November 6th!  There is still time to sign up for this race/dessert, click here for details.  If you are looking for a free entry, click here... Read more »

Marathon Fun in Chicago.

The clock is counting down until 40,000 runners take over the streets of Chicago for The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon.  The closer we get, the more things there will be to do (besides run).  Here are a few events to will want to add to your calendar. Being sore and feeling pain at one... Read more »

Chicago Athletes Tackle Triathlon National Championships

Winners in Alabama qualify to go to the World Championships in Beijing.  Photo Courtesy Tim Carlson/USA Triathlon.
Together They Raced. Mandy McLane and Kaleb VanOrt raced their way to overall victories Saturday at the 2010 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship as more than 1,300 athletes chased national titles at Manderson Landing, Alabama. Closer to home, Glenview triathlon team, Together We Tri. sent 5 athletes to nationals for the first time in... Read more »

500 Miles of Racing- Finished!

You race alone, you do this for many reasons, but the strenght comes from within.  Thank you for your support, for your notes, for reading, for training with me.  Thank you.
Where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.- Eric Liddle. Photo Courtesy Karen Thibodeaux I remember seeing Chariots of Fire as a kid, it changed my life.  It made me want to run. No matter what the distance, when things got hard, it was that simple quote from... Read more »

Look Up In The Sky!!! It's Cubicle Dad!

If you need a reason to get fired up, just click here and read about Dan-Cubicle Dad Malinski.We have been running together for 10 months and in that time Dan has lost 108 pounds.  A lot has changed for Dan in the last year, he is now a “runner,” a year ago, he was an... Read more »

Chicago Welcomes Home Its World Champions

Courtesy USA Triathlon The Chicago Blackhawk’s aren’t the only world champions in town anymore, now that Elizabeth Brackett of Chicago and Graciela Val of Evanston are back from the Triathlon world Championships in Budapest, Hungary.   Brackett earned the Olympic-distance triathlon world titles in the female 65-69 and 70-74 age groups, respectively, last weekend at... Read more »

Local Hero's Run in Afghanistan

It happened so quickly, I almost forgot about it.  With packet pick up, checking out the course, dropping off my bike, finding a place to eat and general pre-race nonsense, I almost forgot about Sept.11th.  It was only as I was going to bed, that I turned on the TV and there it was on... Read more »

Triathlete Model Search! Vote for Ms. September.

If you didn’t get a chance to vote in the August Triathlete Magazine swim suit competition, have no fear, it’s a new month, there are new women. more bikinis and plenty of options to vote for. The winner for August, was Claudia, who is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. You chose Claudia with your votes. More... Read more »

Race Day U.S.A- It's Here!

It’s here!  Race day. Not just any race day, but the mac daddy race day that amped up athletes have been waiting for all year. Let’s Do This! Sunday, September 12th is Race Day USA!  In Sandusky, Ohio, the Rev3 triathlon is taking over Cedar Point and Lake Erie.  Along Sheridan Road, The North Shore... Read more »

The Importance of a Good PIcture. 8 Tips on How to Finish A Race.

Always charge out of the water looking tough.  That's where the cameras are!
This weekend thousands of triathletes are going to be lining up to race in the Rev3 Triathlon in Sanduski, Ohio as well as Ironman- Wisconsin.  There are a lot of places to get last minute tips, secrets and information on how to make sure the day is a success, however here at The Pace of... Read more »