It's finally March, which in Chicago mean's the the running season has officially started! We're only 20 days from the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. All winter we've been running indoors an out building a base to kick off the season. How are your running shoes holding up? I know I could probably use a new pair. … Continue reading When is it time to get new running shoes?
I was invited to an event to ge the first glimpse of the new Nike+ FuelBand last night. I wrote about Nike's cryptic video hyping their revolutionary new product a few weeks ago. The following day the announced the Nike+ FuelBand with this video: Here's where honest Phil comes out... My initial thought it was a … Continue reading First glimpse of the Nike+ FuelBand
How will you #MakeItCount in 2012? Nike wants to know. In two days on 1-19-12, the folks at Nike say they're releasing "a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers" The video, though really cool doesn't come close to giving a clear idea of what's to come in the next 2 days. But it does look … Continue reading Nike’s cryptic #MakeItCount video hypes revolutionary new product.
I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals
Almost 2 years ago I went on a "long run"(or so I thought) with my buddy Beefy. I credit that run for getting me started on this journey from non-runner to marathoner and now on my way to a Half Ironman (12 days away). I had no idea what I was really doing when I … Continue reading Nike+ turns 5 and they want to give YOU a present!
The Shamrock Shuffle is just a few days away. I'm excited for two reason, one it's my first race this season and the second reason is because I chose to run for a great cause. After reading Pace of Chicago's great article about about Team CPD, I was inspired to join the team and help … Continue reading Shamrock Shuffle and Team CPD!
As far as I'm concerned baseball doesn't exist on the Northside. But for some reason every year I hear people taking about it (feel free to leave your hate mail in the comments section)....This season it looks like there will actually be something to celebrateNike wants you to FREE YOURSELF on Opening Day! Join us … Continue reading Celebrate Opening Day with Nike & Fleet Feet!
It's been a long 3 weeks of training filled with long hard workouts and no rest. Saturday towards the end of my masters swim I was on the last 50 of the main set and I was so exhausted I was ready to give up right in the middle of the pool. I finished, but … Continue reading Check yourself before you wreck yourself
I guess I do. I had to read Coach Jen's notes twice to make sure I was understanding it correctly.10 x 100 as:5 of them SWIM with SHOES ON....you must focus on pulling more with your upper body and kicking w/ your hips and hip flexors!Apparently I wasn't the only one getting this instruction cause Coach … Continue reading Who wears shoes in a pool?!?!
I slept in this morning for he first time in months! I woke up and felt like a whole new person! I was going to get up at 5am and get in my scheduled 50 minute run, but I accidentally left my phone/alarm clock downstairs, so I didn't hear it buzzing this morning.The downside is … Continue reading What a good day.