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Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Do You Need Carbs for Energy?

Do You Need Carbs for Energy?

Our bodies don't actually need carbohydrates to survive, but that doesn't mean we have to cut them out completely. Read »

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Best Places to Run in Chicago: Montrose Harbor

Best Places to Run in Chicago: Montrose Harbor

The Lakefront Trail offers plenty of incredible views of the city, but as far as local runner and Stride blogger Bethany Stripp is concerned, none compare to the view at Montrose Harbor. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Marathon Lottery Entrants Find Out Status Via Email

Marathon Lottery Entrants Find Out Status Via Email

The lucky ones will receive notification via email for the Oct. 11 race. Those who registered for the guaranteed entry opportunities will also be notified. Read »

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Thunderstorms Force Cancellation of End of Illinois Marathon

Thunderstorms Force Cancellation of End of Illinois Marathon

The remainder of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon in Champaign and Urbana has been cancelled because of thunderstorms. Read »

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Tackling the Morning Jog on a Business Trip

Tackling the Morning Jog on a Business Trip

It's hard to stick to fitness goals on a business trip. Jet lag, dining out and packed schedules can disrupt diets, sleep and exercise routines. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 1:57 PM

8 Best Smartphone Apps for Runners

8 Best Smartphone Apps for Runners

An "apped-up" runner can sync his or her training with social networks, music, maps and more to make the running experience more holistic. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Divvy to Add More Than 175 Bike Stations in Expansion

Divvy to Add More Than 175 Bike Stations in Expansion

Chicago cyclists will soon be able to Divvy further north, west and south, thanks to a major expansion. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Weekly Running Playlist: Songs for Earth Week

Weekly Running Playlist: Songs for Earth Week

Each week Stride features a new running playlist to keep your tunes fresh and your workouts strong. Celebrate the world we live in with environmentally friendly songs during this Earth Week. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM

Former Chicago Marathoner With MD Finishes Boston Race

Former Chicago Marathoner With MD Finishes Boston Race

An inspirational Venezuelan man and former Chicago Marathoner has become the last finisher of this year's Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line about 20 hours after he started. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Chicago Marathon Lottery Closes

Chicago Marathon Lottery Closes

The lottery to enter the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has officially closed, but aspiring marathoners who failed to enter still have one more opportunity to do so. Read »

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Chicago is a city in constant motion, filled with runners and bikers and power-walkers. NBCChicago's Stride blog is dedicated to keeping this city moving. We cover Chicago's running community, offer tips on trails, best practices on work out regimens, gear recommendations and more. But we're not the experts -- you are. So talk to us, tell us about your run, share what's on your iPod or that new stretching technique. We want to know!