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Running safety tips for the snow and cold

Running safety tips for the snow and cold
It’s supposed to be colder than that former planet Pluto from now until about June 15th.  If you’re a runner, it means you are eventually going to get sick of the treadmill and head out doors.  Before you do that, check out these safety tips from our friends at Athletico, and a guest blog from Laura... Read more »

Divvy Bikes Suspends Service Because of Weather

Divvy Bikes Suspends Service Because of Weather
During the “storm of the year,” Super Coach Mike Norman from Chicago Endurance Sports posted on his Facebook page that he couldn’t resist taking his bike out and going for a ride in the snow.  If you know Mike, then you know he was having a good time. For the rest of the world, the... Read more »

Free Stuff: Make Your Muscles Happy Therawheel Giveaway

Free Stuff: Make Your Muscles Happy Therawheel Giveaway
I thought we had another week before Christmas was here, so hang on, tight we are going to be giving away a lot of stuff between now and Christmas. Our first gift is for you and your muscles.  Being sore and achy goes hand and hand with being an endurance athlete: ice baths, foam rollers,... Read more »
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From Paralyzed to Pumping Iron: Shred415 A Review

From Paralyzed to Pumping Iron: Shred415 A Review
If you read The Pace of Chicago, then you know almost two years ago I was the victim of a senseless accident that left me torn to bits and pieces. I have had several surgeries, countless hours on the physical therapists table and in July had the vertebra in my spine removed and replaced by... Read more »

Six Year Old Runs Half Marathon In Record Time: Is It Safe?

Six Year Old Runs Half Marathon In Record Time: Is It Safe?
If you haven’t heard about first grader Keelan Glass from Abilene, Texas, she recently ran a half marathon with a very respectable time of  in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds at the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairview, Texas. Good for her.  I know adults 8 times her age who can’t do that.  As... Read more »

Registration still open for the inaugural North Shore Triathlon

Registration still open for the inaugural North Shore Triathlon
A Chicago area triathlon.  It’s become an urban legend, sort of like year round schooling and tasty vegan cookies. There is that big triathlon, but other than that the opportunity to race close to Chicago is very hit and miss: Harbor Lights was in Waukegan, but that only lasted a few years.  RAM tried it,... Read more »
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Study Says Your Dog is Obese! ASPCA Shares Tips to keep fido fit and safe while running

Study Says Your Dog is Obese! ASPCA Shares Tips to keep fido fit and safe while running
National Running Day is coming up on June 5, and experts from Team ASPCA, the ASPCA’s endurance training and fundraising program, have tips to offer for getting your four-legged friends in on the action! Team ASPCA allows animal lovers to walk and jog toward helping the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of... Read more »

Donate Your Bike to High School Triathletes!

Donate Your Bike to High School Triathletes!
High school Triathlon Teams.  Up until a few years ago, those three words didn’t exist. As the popularity of triathlon grows, more and more high schools have added triathlon to their roster of sports.  One of the best local programs is Warren Triathlon Club in Gurnee. This club is open to all Warren Township High... Read more »

Tips for a Successful Bank Of America Chicago Marathon

Tips for a Successful Bank Of America Chicago Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is quickly approaching, as many of you are enjoying the “pleasures” of tapering, there are a lot of things to think about as you get ready to run through the streets of Chicago. We reached out to Scott Lewandowski the regional director of Fitness Formula Club and a seasoned... Read more »
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Don't Miss The Fitness Pursuit Fueling Clinic at Ironman Madison.

Don't Miss The Fitness Pursuit Fueling Clinic at Ironman Madison.
There are four disciplines to the Ironman: Swim, Bike, Run and Nutrition. You can be lightning fast, but if you’re  not fueling your engine, it can cause problems and even force you out of the race. Nutrition is a key component to an iron-distance and a sprint. If you’re headed up to Madison this weekend... Read more »