Tag: Fitness

Off season training tips

Even with the temperature bouncing around and now snow on the ground (not that I’m complaining) its that time of year where a lot of your workouts are going to be indoors. Just last night I was sitting in my studio doing hill climb simulations on my bike trainer. The challenge for all of us is  how... Read more »

Managing sleep, training and everything else.

You know the story. You’ve got a big week of training lined up, but you’re missing out on valuable sleep that you need to help your body recover. It’s the story of my life right now. I’ve been working to bounce back from a knee/foot injury from the Chicago Marathon. My training has been made up of... 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 »

A few tips from Craig Alexander

Since I’ve been exploring various ways to increase my performance I thought it might be a cool idea to talk to one of the heavy hitters in triathlon. World Champion Triathlete Craig Alexander was in town this weekend for the Racine 70.3. He made a stop a Runner’s High and Tri in Arlington Heights on Friday... Read more »

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don’t notmally do… I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a... Read more »
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Motivating weekend at performance camp.

Hey, did you miss me? How do you like the NEW ChicagoNow? I’ve written a few draft posts that I never published in the past two weeks. They were about my recent lack of motivation to continue training. It was a funk I couldn’t seem to shake. I felt like I was just doing the... Read more »

Guess who's a little more fit?

THIS GUY!  Yesterday was phase one of my re-test in all three sports. It was supposed to be a swim, but the pool was closed for repair. So being that I had no running gear at work, I made it bike test day instead. I felt good going in to it. Coach Jen had me... Read more »

Let's talk about "Race Weight"

I’m comfortable. Ok, I’m comfortable in my training. I’ve reached the point where I’m not nervous about being able to finish the race, I’m more curious on how FAST I can finish the race. I remember the same feeling training for the Marathon. When I registered (for both the marathon & Mooseman) my only goal... Read more »
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Training's "Ah-Ha" moment

Training's "Ah-Ha" moment
Throughout my stint with endurance sports there have been struggles. For marathon training it was my leg injury from building distance too fast. Now in triathlon training, my biggest hurdle has been swimming. I’ve tried just pushing through my workouts sometimes failing to complete them, I’ve gotten advice from Coach Jen, my Masters coaches and... Read more »