Tag: Trek Highland Park

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

Well the New Years resolution of eating right is going a lot better now. I’ve been caffeine free since Sunday. Today is the first day I haven’t wanted to kill everyone I come in contact with. The first day with out coffee was ugly, my head was pounding, I couldn’t keep my eyes open, it... Read more »

More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.

More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.
Here is part 2 of my interview with Robbie Ventura, owner of Vision Quest Coaching. Last week Robbie talked about what to look for in a road bike. Today he’s taking us through Trek of Highland Park and offering up some some must have accessories to go along with your new bike. As for me,... Read more »

Finding a Road Bike... The Search Begins!

Finding a Road Bike... The Search Begins!
I need a bike. It’s a fact. For the time being I’ve been using my old GT Mountain bike, I got it as a birthday present when I was a freshman in high school. The gears don’t shift properly and there is a noise coming from the peddles than can sometimes rival the sound my... Read more »
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Swimming is frustrating.

It seems like the few time’s I’ve felt good about a swim, it’s followed up by a really poor performance in the pool. Yesterday was a prime example. About half-way though the 700yd warm up I knew it wasn’t going to be good. My whole body felt disconnected and uncoordinated. I pushed through and continued... Read more »