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Boycott a bully: Say no to Competitor Group

Boycott a bully: Say no to Competitor Group
RunBlogRun broke the news first on Friday night, “the Competitor Group, a group of 83 endurance events in North America, ten in Europe and Asia and several endurance media platforms, has eliminated their support of elite athletes in North American events. This includes appearance fees, travel and lodging.” Who you ask is Competitor Group?  To... 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 »

Last Chance To Shuffle

Last Chance To Shuffle
If we look back on 2012 at the year of the Winter Mulligan I am totally fine with it.  There is nothing wrong with a 5 month Spring, just once, as Chicagoans we have earned that right. This Sunday, March 11th is daylight savings, when we Spring forward and get an extra hour of sunlight... Read more »
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If You Need A Little Inspiration, This Should Do It.

If You Need A Little Inspiration, This Should Do It.
Yesterday my 3 year old son started little league basketball.  I am one of the coaches.  As we drove to practice, I began to worry if he would be good enough, would he like basketball, would this be the beginning of something great, or a horrible memory that sends him away from sports completely? When... Read more »

Time to Sign Up, Set Some Goals and Start to Train. Resolution and Registration.

Time to Sign Up, Set Some Goals and Start to Train.  Resolution and Registration.
I have a friend who is a business consultant, when people ask him the secrets to success in business, his answer is always the same, “step #1 make a list, step #2, do the things on the list, step #3 once you are done, you will be successful.”  Simple. His business advice translated to endurance... Read more »

I Ran With Dan.

I Ran With Dan.
Every year my daughter writes our “family letter” recapping our yearly family events. When she wrote about me, it said “Dad spent a lot of time in the hospital this year, but he is finally getting better.”  It’s true, between tearing my Achilles, dying, click here for dying details, re-tearing my achilles and then getting... Read more »
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Two free Race Entries to Two Great Races.

Two free Race Entries to Two Great Races.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMANDUHZEE AND JACQUELINE MCBRIDE YOU ARE THE WINNERS OF OUR RAM RACING- BANGS LAKE TRIATHLON ENTRIES!!!!  IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY FOR RACING, HOSTED BY A GREAT COMPANY RAM RACING.  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTERED.  CHECK BACK HERE AT THE PACE OF CHICAGO, WE HAVE PLENTY MORE TO GIVE... Read more »

An Open Letter to Everyone on Lake Shore Drive.

An Open Letter to Everyone on Lake Shore Drive.
This is a re-post of something I wrote last year, however it’s that time of year again and we all need a little reminder of how to behave on Lake Shore Drive. This is an equal opportunity rant to runners and cyclists, you both need to calm the heck down! Lake Shore Drive is Chicago’s... Read more »

Tour of Elk Grove Gets Ready To Roll With New Honors.

Tour of Elk Grove Gets Ready To Roll With New Honors.
Over the past 6 years the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove has become known as a great event in the cycling community, with great cash prizes and amazing competition. This year the event has been recognized as a premiere event on an international basis, which should bring even more cyclists from around the world... Read more »
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Win Two Free Entries To The Chicago Triathlon!

Win Two Free Entries To The Chicago Triathlon!
          If you are thinking about doing the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon, don’t think too long,  the race still has a few spots left, but is expected to sell out pretty soon. The big race on the big lake is a Summer classic and something that every triathlete should experience at least... Read more »