Archive for February 2013

Safety Tips for Running In The Snow.

Safety Tips for Running In The Snow.
1. Don’t go for a PR today!  It’s slippery, there isn’t as much room on the sidewalks and streets so take it easy, enjoy the run.  Running in the snow is like running in sand on the beach. With every step, as your foot presses down, it actually pushes the snow (and sand) aside and... Read more »

Time to Take the Polar Plunge

Time to Take the Polar Plunge
I hate cold water.  I met one of my closest training partners twelve years ago when he saw me wearing a wet suit in the lap pool and started to make fun of me. I hate cold water! However, this weekend, I will be joining other Chicagoans in the 13th annual Polar Plunge to benefit... Read more »

Running Isn’t Your “Right.”

Running Isn’t Your “Right.”
I hate to sound like a “dad,” but let’s get one thing clear, running in a race isn’t your “right” it’s your privilege. It’s time for a reality check. I have been following all of the comments flowing in due to the problems with the Chicago Marathon registration, some of them are absolutely ridiculous.  Yes,... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon Update- Registration Halted.

Chicago Marathon Update- Registration Halted.
Registration has been halted for the 2013 Chicago Marathon while organizers try to work with Active.com to fix the glitch in the system.  A message on the marathon Facebook page said, “We are incredibly sorry that runners interested in signing up for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experienced such difficulties today. We have... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Registration Crashes. No Worries, Plenty of Spots Left.

Chicago Marathon Registration Crashes.  No Worries, Plenty of Spots Left.
If you have been trying to register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, odds are you have been having difficulty or receiving error messages, blocking you from registering. As of 2:00PM, the race was on pace to sell out in 24 hours!  Last year the race sold out in seven days.  Social media was... Read more »

The Worst Health Club in the Chicago Area-Lifetime Fitness-Old Orchard

The Worst Health Club in the Chicago Area-Lifetime Fitness-Old Orchard
When you join a health club, there are a few things you expect for your money:  cleanliness, safety and a helpful staff.  Being an “endurance sports” blogger you tend to spend a great deal of time in and out of health clubs, it’s a part of the gig. I have been fortunate enough to experience... Read more »
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"Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering his girlfriend

"Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering his girlfriend
During the London Olympics, runner Oscar Pistorius made headlines around the world for being the first Paralympic athlete to compete in the Olympics.  Pistorius, a double amputee, ran with the aid of prosthetic limbs. While he fell short of winning  a medal, he became an example of the true Olympic spirit, by overcoming obstacles to... Read more »

We Have Free Treats For Your Valentine

We Have Free Treats For Your Valentine
Thursday is Valentine’s Day, a time to share your love with that special someone in your life.  Some will do it with flowers, some with jewelry and others with chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. This year, CLIF wants your athletic-minded Valentine to have the delicious taste of that Valentine’s Day favorite, decadent chocolate covered... Read more »

Fort 2 Base, Giving Chicago Athlete’s “A Choice”

Fort 2 Base, Giving Chicago Athlete’s “A Choice”
Traditionally, Fort 2 Base has been a Fall race.  This year the race directors changed the date from late Fall to Sunday August 25th. If the date sounds familiar, it’s the same day as the Chicago Triathlon.  Going head to head with the 36 year old race that attracts athletes from around the globe, might... Read more »
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4 Healthy Recipes for Your Super Bowl Feast.

4 Healthy Recipes for Your Super Bowl Feast.
It’s Super Bowl weekend, which means the big game and lots of food! It can be an endurance athlete’s paradox, you want to kick back watch the game and strap on the feed bag, but you also don’t need to pack on 5000 calories of Italian beef and Gyros that will kick your butt on... Read more »