Posts in category "Tips"

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 »

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 »

Meet Andy Potts at Vision Quest

Meet Andy Potts at Vision Quest
Mark your calendars for December 5th and get ready for an amazing evening with one of the best triathletes in the world, Andy Potts. Vision Quest coaching services and TranAmerica are hosting a free night with Potts and all you have to do is sign up, show up and get ready for a night of... 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 »

How to deal with post marathon depression

How to deal with post marathon depression
Sunday morning, you stood with 40,000 other athletes all with the same goal of completing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Monday morning you are all alone, tired, sore and not sure what’s next. Many of you may feel depressed, angry, tired and completely confused.  It’s ok, post marathon depression is common and can slowly... Read more »
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Gear up for the Chicago Marathon with great sunglasses

Gear up for the Chicago Marathon with great sunglasses
You see them everywhere, heck I used to be one of “them,” from the transition area to little league soccer, “they” are everywhere. Who are “they?”  The people who wear their racing glasses as every day glasses in public.  At a marathon, century ride or triathlon racing glasses look “cool” and protect your eyes from... Read more »

9 Summer Cycling Tips Everyone Should Know

9 Summer Cycling Tips Everyone Should Know
The folks at People for Bikes put together some useful tips and information for Summer cycling. If you’re heading out make sure to check these out first, they will keep you safe and moving forward. For more cycling tips, much more information, and a chance to sign their very cool “biking pledge” check out People for Bikes by... Read more »

The Most Interesting Endurance Event In Chicago: The LATE Ride

The Most Interesting Endurance Event In Chicago: The LATE Ride
The LATE Ride isn’t a race- though you can choose to ride it fast. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year The LATE Ride is the most unique way to get in a ride, see the city and build an amazing memory. Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride is a 25-mile fun, exuberant, nocturnal bike ride... Read more »
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Father's Day Gift Ideas For Your Endurance Dad.

Father's Day Gift Ideas For Your Endurance Dad.
Father’s Day is Sunday, shopping for a dad in general is hard, but an endurance dad can be twice as hard.  Here’s a great blog, by an amazing Dad writer on “how” to shop for dad. Before you read that (and you should) we have put together a list of gifts ideas that endurance dad... Read more »