Tag: Chicago Marathon

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Chicago Marathon only 9 days away?!?! AHHHHHH!!!!

I have been SWAMPED the past few weeks. Incase you couldnt tell by my lack of writing. I went on vacation, moved, my office moved AND I’ve been training… I’m exhausted! The good news is that my next big race is only 9 days away! I’m running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Misericordia Heart... Read more »

Time to get back at it!!!

Alright, my post-race rest week is over. Yesterday I got back in the game. I have 2 more Olympic distance Tri’s this summer, both in August. Ill be kicking ass at RAM Racing’s Bangs Lake Multi-sport festival on August 14th and then I make my Chicago Triathlon debut 2 weeks later. I’m pumped! There was... Read more »

Nike+ turns 5 and they want to give YOU a present!

Nike+ GPS for iPhone
Almost 2 years ago I went on a “long run”(or so I thought) with my buddy Beefy. I credit that run for getting me started on this journey from non-runner to marathoner and now on my way to a Half Ironman (12 days away). I had no idea what I was really doing when I... Read more »
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2011 Marathon Charity & New Bike

It’s the announcement you didn’t know you were waiting for!!! I decided to race with a charity for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. I did a few charity races last year and raised money for organizations like Cancer is Colorblind and Children’s Memorial Hospital but I didn’t run the marathon with a charity group. Before I... Read more »

Chicago Marathon is not the only race in town.

November 5, 2011
This morning registration opened for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. I was excited to sign up, I ran it for the first time in 2010 and this time around I want to finish in 5 hours or less. The Chicago Marathon is an amazing race from start to finish, but it’s not the only great race... Read more »

Reorganizing the week.

This weeks training looked awesome on paper. But it went to hell real fast! Sunday i had a 75 min ride, I got set up on the trainer, threw on my new Peal Izumi bib  and was set to go… My Garmin was not. I had it charging, but I think my son Sammy unplugged... Read more »
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Handling rest week and races.

I celebrated the first day of my rest week doing nothing… And i mean NOTHING. The weather was horrible, so I sat indoors by a fire all day… But I did feel a bit lazy. I think it’s because I spent most of last week rushing around and trying to fit in my workouts, so... Read more »