Races

What Makes a Good Race?

Aid Station at Chicago MarathonFor me, running isn’t just for health... it’s a way for friends to get together, a way to explore new cities, and a way to test my limits.  I’ve run many races in distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon.  I’ve loved some races, and hated others.  As I plan… Continue reading What Makes a Good Race?

Races, Reviews

Chicago Marathon: What to do race weekend

What should I do before and after the Chicago Marathon? Chicago is a great city, with so much to offer!  As you may know, I was born and raised in Chicago.  I love going back to my hometown to run the Chicago Marathon.  With so much to do, how do you decide? Before the Chicago… Continue reading Chicago Marathon: What to do race weekend

Races, Start Running

What to Expect: Your First Half Marathon

Running Your First Half Marathon You've put in the training, you're standing at the starting line, what can you look forward to over the next 13.1 miles? What is it like to run a half marathon? Half marathons are a great distance to run.  It's long enough to force you into a training plan, but… Continue reading What to Expect: Your First Half Marathon