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Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 1:13 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 16: Importance of Tapering

2015 Marathon Training Tip 16: Importance of Tapering

In Marathon Training Tip 16 , American marathon women's record holder Deena Kastor talks about the importance of tapering while training for the marathon. Watch »

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 15: How to Avoid Hitting a Wall

2015 Marathon Training Tip 15: How to Avoid Hitting a Wall

In Marathon Training Tip 15, how to avoid hitting a wall at miles 18-20 are discussed as well as how to deal with fatigue. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Chicago Marathon Announces 2015 Elite Runners

Chicago Marathon Announces 2015 Elite Runners

A past champion and current half marathon world record holder will compete at the 38th annual Back of America Chicago Marathon. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 7:21 PM
Marathon Training Tip 10: Proper Core Conditioning

Marathon Training Tip 10: Proper Core Conditioning

In Marathon Training Tip 10, Emily Hutchins discusses the importance of proper core conditioning in training for the Marathon. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:31 PM
Marathon Training Tip 9: Benefits of Keeping a Training Journal

Marathon Training Tip 9: Benefits of Keeping a Training Journal

In Marathon Training Tip 9, the benefits of keeping a training journal is discussed. Watch »

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 at 10:48 AM

10-Week Nutrition Challenge by Trainer Dusten Nelson

10-Week Nutrition Challenge by Trainer Dusten Nelson

Making wholesale nutritional changes all at once is rarely successful, but fortunately you don't need to do that to make a lasting change. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:45 PM
Marathon Training Tip 8: Managing Aches, Pains

Marathon Training Tip 8: Managing Aches, Pains

As Chicago Marathoners continue their training programs, it's important for them to effectively manage any aches and pains that develop as their runs get longer. Watch »

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 1:06 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 7: What to Eat Before and After Workouts

2015 Marathon Training Tip 7: What to Eat Before and After Workouts

Advocate Health Care dietitian Jamie Portnoy discusses nutritional tips for use pre- and post-workout. Watch »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Week 10 Nutrition Challenge: Go to Sleep

Week 10 Nutrition Challenge: Go to Sleep

If we don't get seven to nine hours of sleep per night, it takes less than two weeks before we begin to show signs of sleep deprivation, including a bigger waistline. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Week Nine Nutrition Challenge: Supplement Your Diet

Week Nine Nutrition Challenge: Supplement Your Diet

Try taking a fish oil supplement every day to help you lose fat and improve your workouts. Read »

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