Tag: Ironman

Want to run a longer race? You need a coach.

2012 is a whole new season and you want to move up in distance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or triathlete taking your training and racing to the next level is a great challenge, but you need to do it right. When I started training for my first marathon I looked up a... Read more »

Holiday Booze info for athletes

I notice that everyone seems to stray away from their fitness and nutrition goals around the holidays. And hey why not! I’m not afraid to tell you that I’ll probably the first one to crack open a bottle of something on Thanksgiving tomorrow. But what and when should you drink? LAVA magazine has an article called “House Calls: Drink... Read more »

Crowie, Rinny & Boom Boom Reed answer your questions

The other day I did a segment called “GoingPro” and interviewed Triathlete Logan Franks about his training and racing as well as getting some tips about triathlon. You readers sent me some great emails and tweets saying you liked it and wanted more… Ask and you shall receive! Craig Alexander Mirinda Carfrae Matty Reed In the... Read more »
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Going Pro: Triathlete Logan Franks

Have you ever looked at your training schedule and thought “There just isn’t enough time in the day”? If so then do yourself a favor and start following Professional Triathlete Logan Franks on Twitter to REALLY see what a jam packed day looks like. Logan tweets things like “Heading to the gym for a 2:15min spin,... 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 »

Want to win a bunch of FREE stuff?

FINALLY! it’s race week. Early Sunday morning I’ll be hitting the water at RAM Racing Bangs Lake Multisport festival. I’m really excited, I haven’t raced since Mooseman!! To celebrate raceweek, I wanted to announce the Going The Distance Ride-A-Thon!!!!! I’ve mentioned before that I’m racing this season to benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy. With 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 »
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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 »