Tag: Running

What's the deal with run cadence?

Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It’s one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn’t really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but... 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 »

Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike

With the goal of Ironman Wisconsin on the horizon, one of the things Coach Jen and I talked about was moving up from racing on my road bike to racing on a triathlon specific bike. My road bike was great for last years 70.3 and Olympic distance races, but Jen said if I’m going to do... 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 »

Review: On_Running Cloud Runners

I was given the opportunity to try out the On Running Cloud runners.   There is a lot of emphasis on energy return or propulsion shoes, and the Cloud Runners sure look like they would fall in to that category. They don’t. On Running makes “activation” shoes. What does that mean? Using patented CloudTec technology, a... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Bangs Lake Tri - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I felt really good leading up to Sunday’s Bangs Lake Triathlon. I felt prepared for the swim. Jen told me the bike course was fast, so I knew I could kill it. And I had a solid plan for the run. I felt like I had learned a lot from all my training and the... Read more »