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Going the Distance - Week in Review

Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season – Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it’s time to get a TT bike – Transition: From a road bike to... Read more »

Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?

Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it’s supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance.... Read more »

Endurance Sport Speaking Events

While you’re sitting on the bike or mindlessly doing laps in the pool your mind is probably wondering. This time of year is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest in endurance sports at various speaking events around the city. So while your mind is wandering, it might as well be thinking... Read more »
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Nike's cryptic #MakeItCount video hypes revolutionary new product.

How will you #MakeItCount in 2012? Nike wants to know. In two days on 1-19-12, the folks at Nike say they’re releasing “a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers” The video, though really cool doesn’t come close to giving a clear idea of what’s to come in the next 2 days. But it does look... Read more »

Coming up on Going The Distance

Lots of exciting stuff on the brink here at GTD. It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. When I started writing this blog I was a non-runner training for my first marathon (done), the next year I wanted to jump into triathlon and aimed to complete an Ironman 70.3 (complete). This year... Read more »

What is a cyclist?

I saw this online today. Enjoy! Cycling Explained by: nofinishline
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Endurance athlete's guide to Black Friday

Here is a short list of Black Friday deals that you runners and triathlete’s might be interested in. Speedo – 15% off your entire order (Thanksgiving Day Only) – Use code – Thanks2011 Brooks Running – 50% Off Brooks Glycerin 8 – Use code BrooksBuzz Rudy Project North America – Over $300 in Free Gear... Read more »

Chicago's Turkey Trot Guide

Come Thanksgiving morning and run the downtown historic streets of Long Grove finishing under the famous covered bridge! The diverse and very beautiful course is USATF certified. Wake up, have fun with family and friends while working up a big appetite for your Thanksgiving turkey. This event is for everyone: walkers and runners, young and old.
TURKEY DAY ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY!! So while your oven is pre-heating on Thanksgiving morning why not take a little time to be active before sitting down to stuff your face! Here is a guide to Turkey Trot’s in the city and suburbs. (Registration info for all the races mentioned can be found at cararuns.org) Addison... Read more »

Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we’re all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won’t be so bad! I got a chance to workout with... Read more »
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Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the... Read more »