Archive for October 2011

A Taste of Vision Quest- A Review

A Taste of Vision Quest- A Review
If you’re not familiar with Vision Quest Coaching, let me catch you up. Vision Quest or VQ is owned and operated by former pro cyclist Robbie Ventura.  VQ provides expert training programs for endurance athletes of all levels, kids and beginners to elite-level, Tour de France champions, literally. To say Ventura has an impressive resume... Read more »

10 Great Running Pick Up Lines to use at The Hot Chocolate 15k and 5K

10 Great Running Pick Up Lines to use at The Hot Chocolate 15k and 5K
If you haven’t received an e-mail or heard the news about the 2011 Hot Chocolate 15/5k and 1 mile walk, then let me welcome you back from the Amazon and quickly catch you up on what you missed, while you were on your 6 month trip. 1. November 5th is the date of the 2011... Read more »

Make My Monday with Girls on the Run

Make My Monday with Girls on the Run
For the past year the group Make My Mondays has been getting together once a month to raise money for different charities. The idea of “Make My Day Mondays” or “MMDM” is every Monday to make an effort to help someone in need. Started by Chicago sports agent Scott Norton, the simple idea of making... Read more »
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Win A Free Entry to the Homecoming 5K!

Win A Free Entry to the Homecoming 5K!
Fall is here, the leaves are changing colors and all over the area people are celebrating that great Fall tradition of homecoming. Unlike going back to my alma mater where you never know when a townie or drunk TKE is going to use your head as a bottle opener, Fleet Feet Sports has come up... Read more »

Tips on How To Deal With Post Marathon Depression.

Tips on How To Deal With Post Marathon Depression.
Last year, we coined the phrase describing post marathon depression as  Schmung.  These are our tips on how to deal with Schmung! Monday 40,000 of you woke up to the feeling of amazing accomplishment, completing the Chicago Marathon.  A week later, the Schmung has creeped in, and many of you are feeling depressed, angry, tired... Read more »

Forward is a Pace Raffle to Help End Crohns and Colitis

Forward is a Pace Raffle to Help End Crohns and Colitis
If you read The Pace, then you have some across the phrase “Forward Is A Pace,” meaning as long as you are moving forward  you are heading in the right direction, doing great and should be proud. I wish I could take credit for coining this catchy yet inspirational little catch phrase, but that credit... Read more »
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How to Recover from The Chicago Marathon

How to Recover from The Chicago Marathon
                  Now that you have crossed the finish line at The Bank of American Chicago Marathon, drank your free 321 Beer and have tried to get out of bed, you may have noticed that you are a little sore, tired and irritable.  It’s a part of the... Read more »

Mosop Breaks Bank of America Chicago Marathon Record

Mosop Breaks Bank of America Chicago Marathon Record
The showdown in Chicago quickly turned into the Moses Mosop show, as the Kenyan runner won The Bank of America Chicago Marathon in record time of 2:05:37. Despite battling with a sore tendon on his left ankle, Mosop pulled away from the field at mile 19 and never looked back. He earned a  $100,000 paycheck... Read more »

An Open Letter to Cubicle Dad

An Open Letter to Cubicle Dad
To answer  the question that has been banging around in your head, “yes, you can do this.” Last year you ran with someone to help you through every mile of the race and make it to the finish line. This year you are running with another man, though you may not know him well, I... Read more »
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Great Places to Eat Before The Chicago Marathon.

Great Places to Eat Before The Chicago Marathon.
Eat, Drink and Get Ready. Saturday night there are going to be 45,000 hungry athletes carbing up for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  If you are looking for a few good recommendations to put on the feed bag, we have a few spots for you to check out. However, our best bet is to... Read more »