Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report

My season FINALLY started on Sunday. I have to admit I wasn't 100% excited about it in the weeks leading up to the race. For about a month I was suffering from training burnout. Just thinking about the workouts wore me out & I did a lot of slacking. On top of traveling for the … Continue reading Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report

Endurance Sport Speaking Events

While you're sitting on the bike or mindlessly doing laps in the pool your mind is probably wondering. This time of year is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest in endurance sports at various speaking events around the city. So while your mind is wandering, it might as well be thinking … Continue reading Endurance Sport Speaking Events

Endurance athlete’s guide to Black Friday

Here is a short list of Black Friday deals that you runners and triathlete's might be interested in. Speedo - 15% off your entire order (Thanksgiving Day Only) - Use code - Thanks2011 Brooks Running - 50% Off Brooks Glycerin 8 - Use code BrooksBuzz Rudy Project North America - Over $300 in Free Gear … Continue reading Endurance athlete’s guide to Black Friday

2011 Marathon Charity & New Bike

It's the announcement you didn't know you were waiting for!!!I decided to race with a charity for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. I did a few charity races last year and raised money for organizations like Cancer is Colorblind and Children's Memorial Hospital but I didn't run the marathon with a charity group.Before I registered on … Continue reading 2011 Marathon Charity & New Bike

Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

Well the New Years resolution of eating right is going a lot better now. I've been caffeine free since Sunday. Today is the first day I haven't wanted to kill everyone I come in contact with. The first day with out coffee was ugly, my head was pounding, I couldn't keep my eyes open, it … Continue reading Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.

Here is part 2 of my interview with Robbie Ventura, owner of Vision Quest Coaching. Last week Robbie talked about what to look for in a road bike. Today he's taking us through Trek of Highland Park and offering up some some must have accessories to go along with your new bike.As for me, I'm … Continue reading More cycling tips from Robbie Ventura.

Finding a Road Bike… The Search Begins!

I need a bike. It's a fact. For the time being I've been using my old GT Mountain bike, I got it as a birthday present when I was a freshman in high school. The gears don't shift properly and there is a noise coming from the peddles than can sometimes rival the sound my … Continue reading Finding a Road Bike… The Search Begins!

Swimming is frustrating.

It seems like the few time's I've felt good about a swim, it's followed up by a really poor performance in the pool. Yesterday was a prime example.About half-way though the 700yd warm up I knew it wasn't going to be good. My whole body felt disconnected and uncoordinated. I pushed through and continued on … Continue reading Swimming is frustrating.