Color Me Rad 5k

By: on July 19, 2013

I’ve wanted to do a Color Run for a few years now, but every time I would try to register for a local race, they were always sold out. So imagine my excitement to...

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Bastille Day 5k/8k Run/Walk & Block Party

By: on July 16, 2013

Pre-race grassy knoll at the Bastille Day Run Standing in the neatly manicured, slightly hilly lawn just north of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in Chicago, and just west of a...

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Drills for Improving Running Form

By: on July 3, 2013

Practice these regularly and expect to improve your overall efficiency. There’s been a lot of focus in the past few years on improved running form—specifically, getting onto your mid-foot so that you are landing with...

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Hit the Track

By: on June 27, 2013

It’s race season and that means it’s track season. The summer months are the height of race season, at least for shorter distances like 5ks, 10ks, and 10-milers. These distances require faster racing paces than...

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Prioritize to Race Well

By: on June 10, 2013

Races are a dime a dozen these days. I know in my area, I could choose from among at least two 5ks per weekend, and lots more if I was willing to drive a...

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Hydrate Properly and See the Results!

By: on June 5, 2013

We all know that we need to be well hydrated. It’s pretty hard to forget the graphic displays of varying levels of diluted apple juice serving as hydrated vs. under hydrated urine back in...

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Fast, Slow, or Somewhere in Between?

By: on June 3, 2013

Most runners, when choosing a pace, tend to go for an in between pace—not too hard, not too slow. They like to feel comfortable but also worry that too slow won’t help their training....

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Summer Running – How to Beat the Heat

By: on May 24, 2013

Sweat: it’s good for the soul. Summer running and racing season is quickly approaching and though many people are thrilled for the spring thaw and warm summer temperatures, some of us...

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5K March to College

By: on May 20, 2013

5K March to College pre-race It's mid-May and Chicagoans are finally getting to enjoy some warmer weather. And Chicago runners are finally getting to enjoy evening runs during the week. This week the Center...

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Rock Your Run – 3 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Stride

By: on May 15, 2013

I recently read the book, Born To Run which is about an injury prone runner who sets out to discover the running secrets of the Tarahumara, a Mexican Indian tribe of the world’s greatest...

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