One item that I considered putting as a goal for 2017 and decided against officially putting it on my bucket list is to hit a particular # on my FTP test. For me, that number is 200. I’m still working on that, and I imagine there are many of you who may also be working […]
So I’ve started to get into trail running! I went the past two weekends and had a great time. Waterfall Glen is a great trail about 30 minutes away from downtown Chicago (at least early on a Saturday morning!). Waterfall Glen has a 9 mile loop (well, I say it’s 9.5 miles but Mike says […]
Back in the day, I used to run all through the winter outside. Heck, I trained for the Illinois Marathon in 2011 (an April race) all outside, including with a blizzard to Chicago that winter. But in more recent years I’ve gotten softer, and turned more to the treadmill. Sometimes this is for good reasons, […]
Looking to get into running in 2017? I have four tips for beginners starting out with running.
Hello! I’m still basking in the fatigue of having run the Marine Corps Marathon earlier today. It turned out to be a bit steamy by the end, and TLDR is that I was not able to beat Oprah today. I fought hard, and I PRed but I was not able to hit my goal in […]
I get questions from other athletes getting into swimming, biking or triathlon about my gear choices, so I decided to start a brief series, “What’s in my Gym Bag” where I go through the random gear that I use for my various workouts. Today we kick it off with swimming! (Need tips on getting going with swimming? […]