Monday, October 23, 2017
Until seven years ago, I belonged to the “I’ll never run a marathon” camp. Of course, fewer than five months after repeatedly making this declaration, I found myself at the Martian Invasion of Races Marathon, ready to go the distance for...
In July, Maggie Vessey, an 800-meter specialist, lined up for her third and probably last Olympic Trials in track and field. Maggie unfortunately did not qualify for the Rio Olympics, which was not shocking given her shaky last few...
Guest Blog: Wenzel Coach - Kendra Wenzel Should You Really Make a New Year's Weight Loss Resolution? So many people approach the New Year with diet resolutions that it often becomes a joke, with the long-term fitness crowd viewing their gyms...
MOVIE REVIEW: The Barkley Marathons By Guest Blogger: Nancy Shura-Dervin “The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young” is a 1 hour 29 minute documentary about one of the hardest ultra marathons around, which was financed by a KickStarter campaign...
Guest Blog: Monica May   Will running ever get easier? Do you need help figuring out how to run a marathon faster? Well, after struggling to cross the finish line on my latest marathons, I decided to finally take an action. I collected...
Guest Blog: Dara Wittenberg Time for a little rest and a season review. Somehow it is already almost December, and all your big races are complete for the year (unless you are getting ready for some very late season race) and...
Guest Blog: Kimberly Mac Namee   While the holidays are an enjoyable time of the year, they are often a contributing reason our training consistency comes to a screeching halt during the six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving through the New Year.  While...
Since my mom has been in the hospital, I've been doing a lot of walking back and forth between her apartment in Hyde Park, Chicago (where I'm staying) and the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she is recovering....
Progress. What a loaded word. Depending on where you are along the endurance athletic spectrum, the answer will vary greatly. Try not to judge yourself against other endurance athletes - I know, a hard request to follow, but one which will serve you...
Guest Blog: Wenzel Coach - Scott Saifer   When your friends are stressing out over work, family or health problems, you should be there to support them. As a regular exerciser, you have an additional option when your life gets unpleasantly...