Tag: montrose harbor

The four steps to running faster without actually running

I signed up for the Live Grit CARA Lakefront 10 Miler because I wanted to support Live Grit. They’re the ones who are teaching me to swim. They’re the ones who answer all the silly questions I have about biking. They’re the ones who didn’t make me feel ridiculous for not knowing anything about wetsuits.... Read more »

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened
If you follow me on Facebook or on Twitter this weekend you saw that I was doing Ragnar Chicago, the 12-person, two-day, 195 mile relay race that starts in Madison, Wisconsin and ends at Montrose Beach in Chicago with team number 411. This was my second time participating in the event. When I did it... Read more »

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler
Did you know I’m running the Illinois Marathon on Saturday? Yes, the FULL marathon. 26.2 miles. On Saturday. So when I looked at my training plan and saw that I had 10 miles scheduled for this past weekend and that it coincided perfectly with the FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler I figured, hey, why not?... Read more »
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Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running

Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running
So, you like to run.  And you live in Chicago.  You have two choices for half the year: hibernate and become friends with the treadmill or suck it up and run outside in the cold. Personally, I prefer to suck it up 90% of the time.  I despise the treadmill.  But how do you keep... Read more »

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report
What’s the best way to end a Monday?  How about with a 5K race? The inaugural Burgers & Beer 5K hosted by F^3 and Universal Sole took a traditional monthly fun run series and turned it into a race!  And, yes, there were still burgers and beer. In fact, for an inaugural race I only... Read more »