The 2014 Lifetime Chicago Triathlon Race Recap

By: on August 29, 2014

Last weekend, my husband and I got up before the sun, loaded our bikes onto car and headed north to race in the Lifetime Chicago Olympic triathlon. I took my own advice and followed...

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Glycogen Depletion Training

By: on June 9, 2014

Most of us have been given the advice to fuel up before long runs. There’s good reason for that, too: if you are going long, having a couple hundred calories beforehand can help fuel...

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Five Race Day Travel Tips

By: on May 23, 2014

Doing a local race is awesome. You can sleep in your own bed, drive a short distance to the start— or, if you’re lucky, you may even be able to walk there. You don’t...

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What It Takes To Do Your First Triathlon

By: on December 10, 2013

My husband and I were out with some friends last night and we started talking about working out which led to talking about Crossfit, Tough Mudders, ½ marathons and eventually triathlons. Two of my...

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Stay Off the Disability List

By: on October 7, 2013

I’ve had my injuries in the past, trust me, and I know exactly how miserable it is to have to spend time away from running. As a result, I have worked hard at doing...

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Getting Over a Bad Race

By: on October 3, 2013

If you’ve been running long enough, you know by now that not every race is going to go perfectly. In fact, some can be downright awful and tad bit heartbreaking. In spite of doing...

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Ever Wanted to Try a Tri?

By: on September 3, 2013

As much as we all like running, sometimes it’s fun to add in some cross-training, or even take it a step further and compete in an entirely different sport. A popular option for mixing...

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Running a Fall Marathon? Make it Your Best

By: on August 26, 2013

Fall marathon season is perhaps the busiest time for marathons, and why not? The weather is perfect for training and racing. Many of the big classics take place during this season, including Marine Corps...

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Hit the Trails – Running Trails that Is

By: on July 31, 2013

Running is at an all-time high in popularity; you don’t need to look far to find a fellow pounder of the pavement. Racing is also booming like never before, especially marathons. Along with all...

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Stay Injury Free for your Fall Marathon

By: on July 26, 2013

It’s late summer and that means that if you’re running a fall marathon, you’re probably well under way with your training plan. From here on out, your mileage and/or intensity will be picking up...

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