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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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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Tips For Making Morning Workouts Easier

By: on July 9, 2013

The other day at work (I’m a nurse), my patient’s cell phone rang while I was starting her IV. Not a big deal, right? Except for the fact that her ring tone was the...

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Wanted: No Quick Fix

By: on July 5, 2013

The other day I read the results of a few studies editorialized in the New York Times that spoke to the benefits of shorter, harder workouts and getting fitter faster—perfect for those who are...

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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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Heating vs. Cooling: Which is best for an injury and when?

By: on July 1, 2013

A common question I get from active friends is when should heat or ice be used for injuries and when it is used, how should the treatment be implemented. It’s actually pretty straightforward...

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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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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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