Tag: Workouts

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 »

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 »

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 »

The endurance athletes guide to productivity

The thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well pressed shirt.
The Ironman vs. Half Ironman Challenge is well under way. I’m excited to say the my Half Ironman group has held the lead so far. Voting goes through the end of the day Saturday, so if you haven’t please vote! My brother sent me an alternate idea for a 2011 race that TECHNICALLY still falls... Read more »

Time is running out!!

You see this? Created by OnePlusYou That’s the little amount of time I have left to get my ass in gear. Before my injury, I would make time to get my scheduled runs in. It seems like now I’m trying to “find time” run. I was really motivated by David Wallach’s blog this morning. If... Read more »

Portion Control. The past 20 years

Portion Control. The past 20 years
I just saw a commercial for TGIFridays. They were advertising one of their Cheese burgers and I was amazed at the size of the burger. Food has gotten much bigger over the years, which in turn has made people bigger. So thanks to Mental_Floss, I found this great comparison showing the change in portion size... Read more »

Time to train for the NEXT World Cup

Time to train for the NEXT World Cup
I don’t know about anyone else, but I had been glued to the World Cup. Unfortunately for all us USA fans we have to wait a while to watch our team compete on the world’s stage. But I’ve got to be honest, watching these teams play makes ME exhausted. An hour and a half jog... Read more »

Don't over do it!

To do your best you need to work hard. That’s what you were told growing up right? When it comes to training there is such a thing as working TOO hard. Everyone’s done it, so don’t be ashamed. I’m having one of those days right now. I feel really motivated to go out and get... Read more »

Getting and staying hydrated

I completed my 14 mile run on Sunday, but towards the end it wasn’t easy. It didn’t cross my mind that even though it was warm enough for a run outside, it still WASN’T warm enough for the city to have turned the water fountains back on. Before I left the house I made sure... Read more »