Chicago Athlete April Issue 2014

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ndurance sports, in general, require little explaining. The straightforward nature of events that follow the basic rule, “Run, swim or pedal until you cross the finish line,” makes it easy for just about anyone to participate. But what

if you want to step up your game and cross that finish line faster and stronger than ever before? You could solicit the advice of fellow athletes or maybe consult Google to see what the Internet has to say and hope that you have the discipline and ability to keep up with what you find. Or, if you want a personalized plan tailored to your specific needs, you could look into hiring a coach. While coaching may seem like something intended for top tier athletes, anyone can benefit from having a personal coach. As Chris Lewis explains on page 30, coaching helps bring out the best in athletes of all abilities. Whether you aspire to be an elite runner, are happy to simply participate and do your best or have a tricky schedule, you can find a coach that will work well for you.

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Coaching doesn’t have to only apply to athletic performance, either. While physical


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endurance preparation as well. Patrick Lyons walks us through the importance of working with a sports nutritionist on page 36. Think you have what it takes to actually become a coach? Nearly all of the major endurance sports governing bodies, such as USA Triathlon or USA Track & Field, have their own processes for certifying coaches to ensure athletes get the best education possible. For those interested in becoming a coach, Chris Russ reveals the process on page 34.

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on the WEB Stay up to date on the Chicago endurance sports scene between issues at Haven’t been to the site lately? Here’s a quick look at what you might have missed:

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USA Triathlon

Introduces Age-Group Mixed Team Relay Series


SA Triathlon recently announced that it has selected five events to form the inaugural USA Triathlon Mixed Team Relay (MTR) Series in 2014. Though this will be the first year for the MTR Series, USA Triathlon has hosted a Mixed Team Relay at its Youth and Junior National Championships since 2010 and at its Collegiate Nationals since 2012. The mixed team relay format, introduced by the International Triathlon Union in 2009, features teams made of two men and two women. During the MTR Series, relay teams will compete on a super sprint triathlon course. Each athlete will swim 100-150 meters, bike 6-8 kilometers and run 1-1.5 kilometers and all team members will complete each discipline together before moving on to the next segment. “We’re launching the Mixed Team Relay Series to capture social energy and offer a unique race option to athletes who are looking for new ways to participate in the multisport lifestyle,” Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO, said in a press release. “The mixed team relay format is a great way for friends, families, co-workers and teammates to share a dynamic experience, and we look forward to expanding the reach of the series in the future.”



THE 2014 MTR SERIES INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING RACES: • M AY 24 -25 Rev3 Rush Mixed Team Relay Richmond, Va. • MAY 25: MMTT Mixed Team Relay Geneva, Ill. • JULY 12 Get Fit TRYathlon Mixed Team Relay Pittsburg, Kan. • SEPT. 6 FIU Mixed Team Relay Tri North Miami, Fla. • SEPT. 15 Tortoises and Hares Tag Team Tri Pflugerville, Texas For more information on the USA Triathlon MTR Series, visit

TEAM TO END AIDS The 2014 Annual Event Guide of Chicago Athlete listed the wrong name for TEAM TO END AIDS on page 90. The correct training program listing is as follows: TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) 200 W. Jackson Blvd, Ste. 2200, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 725-8232

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Run, jump, cartwheels, who knows but I’ll be celebrating! Get back to work, have to be prepared for spring races Break out the new shoes and gear now that they won’t be in snow Huh? I was too busy with my regular workout to even notice the weather Other

Y O U S A I D I T… After months of unending cold, Chicago finally saw a brief warm-up in mid-March with temperatures topping 50 degrees. We asked our Twitter followers what they were doing to celebrate the comfortable temps.

“3 miler, goodbye winter legs, hello spring aches!” - Eric Roberts (@dgaEric) Want to see your opinion featured in Chicago Athlete? Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ChicagoAthlete) and like us on Facebook!

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT FITNESS REVIEW: CROSSFIT POSTED Our online editor takes a cue from his mother’s fitness ventures and heads out to Brookfield to give CrossFit Posted a chance. CrossFit Posted, located in a converted ambulance garage, takes athletes through 12 on-ramp classes to introduce new members to CrossFit before they become full-fledged members. Classes cater to a variety of personalities, and, as our editor shows, is a great workout for men and women of all ages. Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Partners with Matt Forte The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle not only serves as the kick-off to spring running in Chicago but also helps charities kickstart their yearly fundraising. This year, the Matt Forte Foundation’s Run For Our Future fielded a charity team at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K to raise money that will benefit students at the Mercy Home, Percy Julian High School, Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Ombudsemen Educational Services.


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OfficiAl TriBuTe evenT Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Governor Deval L. Patrick in coordination with One Fund Boston will host an official tribute event to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 15, 2014. The tribute will honor those affected by last year’s events, including those who lost their lives, survivors and first responders. “We are humbled to participate in this tribute on behalf of the entire Marathon community,” Tom Grilk, executive director of the Boston Athletic Association, said in a press release. “We continue to express our deepest gratitude to all those who courageously reacted to help save lives. And we remain committed to showing our support and encouragement for those that were injured or lost a loved one. What’s clear is that the bravery and tenacity exhibited in the moments following last year’s events are attributes that continue to define our community today. That’s what we seek to honor at this event.” Access to the event will be by invitation only due to space restrictions. More details, including speakers and other program elements, will be released at a later date.

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he Chicagoland Tri Series, founded in 2013 as a way to encourage amateur athletes to compete in multiple events, will expand to include three races this year. Life Time announced in late February that the ITU World Triathlon Chicago would join Leon’s Triathlon and the Chicago Triathlon to make up the Chicagoland Tri Series race circuit in 2014. Non-elite athletes who compete in the all three events of the 2014 Chicagoland Tri Series will earn a custom Tri Series medal and ticket to the Athlete Banquet at the end of the season. Participants also have the chance to race for competitive awards, which will reward athletes with the fastest cumula18

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tive times across three sprint or three Olympic triathlons. Leon’s Triathlon, which traditionally only hosted an International distance race, will feature a sprint race in 2014 to expand the Series’ reach. In its inaugural year, over 125 athletes competed in the Chicagoland Tri Series. Half of them earned trophies in their age groups at the Tri Series Banquet in November. To participate in the Chicagoland Tri Series, athletes must opt-in at www.chicagolandtriseries. com. For more information on individual races, visit, or

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Fresh FoaM 980 New Balance joined Hoka One One, Brooks and other shoe manufacturers in the maximalist trend in February with the launch of its Fresh Foam 980 running shoe. The neutral shoe features a no-sew overlay and a plush midsole to provide a cushioned ride without adding excessive weight to the shoe. The shoe retails for $110 and can be found at running stores throughout the Chicago area, including the four New Balance Chicago locations in Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, Orland Park and Schaumburg.

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triathletes looking to step up their training before triathlon racing season kicks off later this year have a new option at Crosstown Fitness. the West loop gym, located at 1031 West Madison, recently launched an indoor Brick training class that includes running, biking and strength training in a 50-minute workout.

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limate Ride, a nonprofit organization that puts on charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation and environmental causes will host its first Midwest ride later this year. Climate Ride Midwest, scheduled for Sept. 6 to 9, will take cyclists from Grand Rapids, Mich. to Chicago while giving riders a chance to see the back roads that surround Lake Michigan. The first day of the ride takes participants on a 62mile tour of West Michigan with stops in Ravenna and Grand Haven. After an overnight stay outside of Holland, riders will continue south on Michigan Bike



Route 35 to Saugatuck and will see South Haven, the Kal-Haven Trail and Paw Paw for a total of 84 miles. The third day will take cyclists on a tour of southwest Michigan where riders will experience Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and Three Oaks, home of the Apple Cider Century over the course of 74 miles. The final day comes with 56- or 88-mile options. Participants can choose to bike or ride a shuttle to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and from there will bike on to Chicago before finishing in Grant Park. For more information on Climate Ride Midwest or to register for the event, visit events/midwest

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Vince Zager, resembles sprint triathlon training, stacks multiple disciplines on top of each other to work the same muscles in different movement patterns. Classes

Evanston adopts ComplEtE strEEts rEsolution Evanston recently became the most recent city to commit to a Complete Streets model for infrastructure, adopting a resolution that aims to both make the streets welcoming to all users and consider environmental sustainability and public access in future construction projects.

Hoffman Estates, Forest Park, Lemont, Riverdale and DuPage County have all passed Complete Streets resolutions over the past 10 years, while Oak Park, Berwyn and Cook County have all passed Complete Streets ordinances since 2011. According to the Active Transportation Alliance, Complete Streets can be safely crossed, traveled upon and alongside by all users of the roadway regardless of age, ability or travel mode. Policies accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists in all new transportation projects.


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resemble sprint triathlon training and feature workouts such as a five mile bike, one mile run, five mile bike and one mile run. Participants are encouraged bring their own bike to the class while Crosstown Fitness will provide a stationary Computrainer as well as complimentary bike storage for future classes.

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Running has been a way of life for Steven Bugarin since he was young. As the only runner for his high school cross country team he earned a scholarship to run in college. He now coaches track and cross country at St. Ignatius College Prep all while racking up some impressive finishes of his own. Bugarin said 2014 has been a strange start to the running year for him. While he has finished at or towards the top in all of his races, his times haven’t quite been what he wanted partially because of the cold weather. The 28 year old started off his racing year with the F^3 Lake Half Marathon and finished in third place overall. He made up for it in his next race and won a late duel at the REM-Fit Pulaski 10K where he battled back and forth for the back half a race that wasn’t decided until the final half mile. Later this year, Bugarin plans to run the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K and hopes to top the PR he set last year. His second major race for 2014 will be the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October where he is looking for a time in the low 2:30s.



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Emily Jurlina started running on a whim when she joined her high school track and field team. She went on to run with the Loyola University Club Cross Country team and joined the Universal Sole team after graduation. Jurlina’s year started off with the F^3 Lake Half Marathon where she finished ninth and followed the January race with the Chi Town Big Game 10K and a second place finish in 42:00 flat. Recently, Jurlina dueled it out at the inaugural Charles “Peanut” Tillman 5K and finished as the second woman in 20:49. Jurlina keeps her race schedule busy and is in the process of completing one marathon in every state. So far, Jurlina has run marathons in nine states and intends to take at least two more off the board this year after competing in marathons in Minneapolis and Nashville. Jurlina likes to run all of the Universal Sole races with her teammates but is always looking for additional races that appeal to her. However, her favorite distance will always be the marathon. “There is just something about marathon running that, to me, is just so honest. It’s just you and your legs, no bike, no pool, it’s just you,” Jurlina says. “It’s been a big part of my life for the last four years. I can’t imagine not training for something.”

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Ryan Komlertkul chArITy: Run foR ALS

In a healthy body, motor neurons send impulses to muscle fibers, enabling voluntary muscle movement. This movement not only allows us to go about our daily tasks with ease, but also keeps our muscles strong. In an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient, though, motor neurons cannot do their job. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, leads to degeneration of motor neurons, which prevents muscles from receiving the impulses they need to move and results in muscle atrophy.

and soon after ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon for the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Run with ALS. In 2013, Komlertkul took on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Run for ALS.

While Komlertkul isn’t sure if he will run another marathon this year, he does hope to continue to take on new endurance challenges with a triathlon in 2014.

“The [Bank of America Chicago Marathon] was more rewarding than I expected it to be,” Komlertkul says. “It was hard. Someone had told me once when you run a marathon, you can expect to go through every emotion you can imagine, and I’d say that was a very accurate statement.”

“A friend of mine has been trying to drag me into the Naperville Tri, which would be a good starter triathlon,” Komlertkul says. “I’d like to do the Chicago Triathlon, starting with the sprint there and seeing how that goes, maybe ramp that up to an Olympic and hopefully try a half Ironman.”

In December 2011, Ryan Komlertkul’s mother was diagnosed with ALS. Shortly after her diagnosis, he knew he wanted to raise awareness for the relatively rare disease, and when he received a packet of information from a social worker at the Les Turner/ Lois Insolia ALS Center at Northwestern, he found a way to make that happen.

As he had done for Strike Out ALS and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Komlertkul put together a team of friends for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Though three members had to drop out due to injuries, Komlertkul and six other friends successfully completed the same training schedule and the marathon itself last October.

Though his mother’s diagnosis spurred on Komlertkul’s participation in endurance sports, it had an even greater impact on the way he lives his dayto-day life now.

“One of the pamphlets had to do with the Run for ALS team,” Komlertkul says. “It really triggered the idea of running a race that summer for my mom and in her honor but also to fundraise for that foundation and hopefully find a cure, too.”

“I didn’t really have a marathon on my radar,” Komlertkul says. “I had been to watch and thought it would be wonderful to run one but I had had injuries I thought would hold me back from running a marathon. When I talked with those friends about the idea of possibly running a marathon they all signed up and were on board right away. It was a great journey.”

Seven months after his mom’s diagnosis, Komlertkul took part in Strike Out ALS at U.S. Cellular Field 24

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“For me personally I think it really put a lot of things into perspective in regards to what’s important in life,” Komlertkul says. “Not that I was way out there in left field but it really makes you appreciate what we have, just the daily things that we probably take for granted when ALS really strips you of things that you can take for granted, like the ability to walk, use your hands, speak or swallow. For me, I really enjoy so many more simple things more than I ever have before, even if it’s just a nice simple meal.”

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Bike Racing Options for Junior Riders While just about every kid loves to ride a bike, some show the inclination to be a little more serious about speed. If you know a kid like this, here are some options to consider. Equipment Before you do anything, make sure that your child has a safe, well-maintained bike. Go to your local bike shop and get a tune up. Buy your child’s bike from a bike shop rather than secondhand or from a discount store. Make sure that your child fits properly on the bike. A child will not be able to safely mount, dismount or control a bike that is too big. Smaller hands need specially sized brake levers and shifters. Most kids start out with a mountain type bike. If your child is a proficient cyclist and would like to be faster, several bike companies make good junior sized road bikes. Make sure that your child wears a new helmet. You should replace any helmets that have suffered impact in a crash. Before every ride, no matter how short, require your child to buckle on his or her helmet and wear yours as well. Bike gloves will save some skin if the rider hits the ground. Bike shorts are more comfortable for serious riders as well as less likely to get caught on the bike seat. Safety Safe places to ride, especially with speed, are difficult to find. Bike trails are generally vehicle free, but there are other potential dangers like geese, road crossings and conflicts with pedestrians. If you ride on a bike trail, teach your young rider proper trail etiquette. Ride right, ride single file, slow down for other trail users, announce that you are “passing on the left,” and say “thank you” after passing.

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When riding on roads, ride with your child. Riding behind your young rider gives them control over the ride pace and you more control over their safety. Again, teach rules and etiquette. Stop at all stop signs. Ride single file. Teach them verbal signals and hand signals to indicate speed changes, stops or road conditions. Wear bright shirts for visibility. Racing options American Bicycle Racing off ers racing options for riders aged 10 and older. See for an extensive racing calendar. An annual racing license for juniors aged 18 and under is just $10 per year. Racing categories for juniors are generally 1014 and 15-18. Junior racing fees range from free to $15 depending on the event. In April, young riders can try a time trial on April 6 at the ABD Maple Park John Fraser Time Trial or on April 13 in Cherry Valley. Future criterium racers can participate in the beginner ABD practice crits on Wednesday nights in West Chicago (see for more information). USA Cycling also has junior development races and talent ID programs. See for details. The Illinois Cycling Association is the regional organization for USA Cycling sanctioned races. See for details on state races and championships in all cycling divisions. Developmental Teams Once your young cyclist has decided to pursue racing, local clubs can help. Check any of the above websites for listings of area cycling clubs and teams.


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Andrew Hallet

Andrew Hallet is a senior at St. Francis High School

and played through 8th grade. As a freshman, Andrew tried cross country and quickly became hooked. His team qualified for the State meet in

Peoria in both his sophomore and junior years. Andrew finished 113th in the State 2A level as a sophomore. His junior year, he improved to 79th with a time of 15:40. As a senior and team captain, Andrew advanced to the state meet individually. He placed 60th overall at the 2A level. He


is looking forward to track this spring where he hopes to run the mile, 2 mile and the 4x800 relay.


He also plans to run in college. His inspiration through all of this is his dad,



Keith. Having witnessed his father’s heart attack and subsequent commitment to fitness, Andrew realizes the importance of exercise. “His tenacious, infectious spirit fills me with pride daily,” says his mom, Patricia.

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How do you find a coach suitable for you?

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private CoaChes PRovIDE A STRUCTURED training plan tailored to your speCifiC running goals. TRAININg PLANS SHoULD always be Challenging, yET realistiC AND aChievable. Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginner interested in improving your endurance and consistency, you can benefit from hiring a private coach. Dozens of private coaches call the Chicago area home, and through their training can help you improve your fitness, increase your stamina and surpass your goals on a short- and long-term basis. But how can you find a coach suitable for you? Depending on your skill level, what benefits can you expect from a private coach? What if you can’t hire a private coach for the time being? What alternatives to one-on-one coaching exist that you can consider? According to Mike Norman of Chicago Endurance Sports, Megan Sullivan of the Chicago Area Runners Association and Brendan Cournane, a Chicago area running coach, private coaching benefits athletes for the following reasons:

tion and recovery,” says Rick Wemple of CoachUp, a service that connects athletes with private coaches. “By having multiple coaches, runners can maintain their elite statuses for years to come.” Having guidance can give elite athletes the edge they need to overcome other obstacles such as mental struggles. “Sports psychologists are extremely helpful for many athletes, who often underperform due to negative self-talk,” Wemple says. “Also, nutritionists can help elite, national-caliber runners transition to the next level: the international stage.” But what if you can’t hire multiple coaches? Cournane suggests hiring a private coach who personally works with psychologists, nutritionists and other professionals. In doing so, they can assist you in other capacities aside from coaching as they receive backup support from other specialists.

Structure. Private coaches provide a structured training plan tailored to your specific running goals. Training plans should always be challenging, yet realistic and achievable.

Modification . Coaches can also help you modify your training, especially if you encounter injuries or illnesses that require substantial recovery time, or your fitness, endurance and performance improves over time leading you to adjust your training goals.

Feedback. By working with a private coach, runners receive valuable feedback as they discuss their strengths and weaknesses, brainstorm new training methods and achieve their goals in a timelier manner than they would if they had trained on their own. Accountability. Private coaches provide structured training plans and hold runners accountable to the plan, constantly motivating them to exceed their own expectations even if they are tired, nervous or lacking confidence. Sport-specific skills. Coaches also oversee a runner’s execution of drills

and exercises, as well as his or her form and sport-specific skills that some runners can’t manage alone.

CoaChing options for elite, professional athletes

If you’re an elite, professional runner, you should consider hiring a private coach that works with experts in fields like nutrition, sports psychology and strength to help you discover your potential and further improve your performances. “In the last 10 years, training groups have formed around the country to address elite runners’ complete needs: running, psychology, strength, nutri-

At the same time, coaches that train elite runners will maintain weekly workout schedules that include cross training, speed, strength and tempo workouts and long runs, providing balance for their athletes. “The coach monitors the results of each workout, as well as athletes’ physiological changes, while also modifying the intensity level, the length of workouts and aggregate mileage, more so than with ‘average’ runners,” Cournane says. In addition, if runners are competitive but not yet considered elite, they should also train with a private coach, while also running with athletes that are more advanced than they are. “Competitive runners can gain strong technical and interpersonal support by training with elite athletes, whether they compete locally or nationally,” Bill Leach, a Chicago area running coach, says. MyCHICAgoATHLETE.CoM

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Why should average runners hire coaches?

Let’s face it: the majority of runners are “average.” They will never win a local or national marathon. Should they even bother hiring a coach? Is it worth the time and money? According to Chicagoland endurance coaches, experts and athletes, private coaching, even for average runners, is worth the time and money required. Consider the following:

Multitasking. Since average runners don’t earn their living by compet-


“If you’re just out there running the same route at the same pace all the time, you won’t see much improvement,” Norman says. “A coach can give you valuable tips on running form, while also challenging you with different workouts designed to help you improve.”

Motivation and recovery. By having coaches monitor their workouts, average runners will feel more compelled to train and to complete their workouts. Such motivation should not be understated. “Also, if runners get sick or are injured, coaches can help them get back on track with their training in a safe way,” Norman says.

ing in races, they’ll have a lot of commitments away from the track or field, from family responsibilities to full-time jobs. Coaches help average runners maximize the time they have to train by creating personalized and structured training schedules.

With this in mind, if you are indeed an average runner, you may now be more curious about the private coaching options available in the Chicago area. Who should you contact in order to find a coach?

“All runners need to do is follow the training plans that their coaches have developed and then communicate their training performances with them, so that coaches can make any necessary adjustments to their training to help them progress towards their goals,” Norman says.

Groups and associations. Groups like USA Track and Field and the Road Runners Club of America maintain lists of certified coaches. The Chicago Area Runners Association also provides runners their own personal, Chicago-based coaches.

Advanced performance. By improving their techniques and receiving consistent yet progressive training, average runners can advance their skills considerably.

Referrals. “Many coaches are known in the community and are re-

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ferred to runners through running stores, doctors, or physical therapists,” Cournane says.

eas where interpersonal coaching options aren’t available or they have hectic work schedules, so online coaching is actually ideal for them.”

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camaraderie ANd motivation. Sometimes athletes just want to track their own performances or record their times on the Internet. They may even prefer to train alone and only communicate with coaches online whenever they have questions or requests. “A lot of online users have higher expectations of success, even if they aren’t in the ‘elite’ level,” Norman says. “They may have limited time to train, so they want to maximize every minute by having coaches analyze their workouts and constantly make adjustments.” To find reliable online coaches, runners can use the following resources:

Meanwhile, if you are interested in advancing your skills but aren’t sure if private coaching is your best option, consider joining running groups, which provide camaraderie and motivation. “Some people just need the motivation of running with other people and can improve by running with a group of athletes that are either at their level or slightly faster,” Norman says. “Runners, like all humans, seem to be very social beings that almost always benefit from running with a group,” Leach says. “They tend to be appropriately stimulated, especially when they train with a compatible group, which helps them improve their results.”

Another option to consider: online coAching

Runners have a variety of responsibilities that affect their training and performances. At times, these responsibilities may even lead them to consider an entirely different coaching option aside from personal interaction: online coaching. “Our stable of online coaching participants includes a full spectrum, from beginners to runners that are trying to qualify for Boston, or even win races,” says Greg McMillan of McMillan Running, an online resource for distance runners. “Some of these athletes either live in ar-

Word of mouth . Talk to other athletes and see which types of online coaching options they utilize. Talk with online coaches and see how they respond to your questions and requests. Also consider whether or not they understand (and can help you achieve) your goals in a timely fashion. Groups and websites. In addition to groups such as USA Track and Field and the Road Runners Club of America, which offer lists of certified coaches, CoachUp is a credible resource for Chicagoland runners, as it connects them with nearby private coaches. By enrolling in an online coaching program, runners will likely notice the following benefits, whether they are elite or average athletes:

Everything in perspective. “An online coach can help put workouts and training in perspective,” says Jeff Gaudette of RunnersConnect, a community of coaches that provide training plans to athletes. “If runners want to run through an injury, coaches can hold them back and keep them focused on the long-term.” Priceless conversations. “Since you will probably have some bad workouts during your training, having a coach to share your concerns and fears with, even if you only communicate online, is priceless,” Gaudette says. Good planning. “By having a well-planned out training strategy, you

will accomplish your goals sooner than you imagined – and run faster than you ever thought possible,” Gaudette says. MyChICAGOAThLeTe.COM

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Coaches are usually pretty easy to spot on race day. They’re the ones nervously jogging from check-point to check-point, stopwatch in hand. But it takes a lot more than a stopwatch to make a good endurance coach. There is no one path to becoming an endurance coach. Sometimes, former athletes want to share the experience they’ve gained through years of training. Other times, someone with a wealth of academic knowledge in physiology and nutrition is looking to apply what they’ve learned. Other coaches got to where they are by using a natural knack for leadership and an ability to bring out the best in people. 34

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First, you need to determine if this is the right field for you. “It takes the desire to always want to help your athletes become better,” Kevin Dessart, director of coaching education and athlete development for USA Cycling, says. “Coaches all come from different backgrounds: some are science based, some are personal experience based, some are recreational based.” Dessart earned a degree in athletic administration and worked for three NHL teams before changing his career focus to endurance sports coaching. Bobby McGee, a performance advisor for USA Triathlon emphasized that a unique kind of mentality is required in order to excel as a coach. “I think a good endurance coach is pretty much a jack of all trades,” McGee says. “You have to be a mom, you have to be a dad, you have to be a physiotherapist, you have to be a massage therapist, you have to be a leader and then you also have to be a scientist and you have to be an artist as well.” McGee grew up in South Africa and began his career as a high school teacher who coached the school’s track and cross country teams. While he was still teaching high school, he got a small job working with a running club at a nearby college which gave him the opportunity to work with university athletes and professional middle-distance runners. His coaching career took off from there and when South Africa rejoined the Olympics after apartheid ended, he was invited to coach the South African marathon team. Randy Accetta is an example of an endurance coach whose competitive history helped to lead him into a coaching career. Randy is the director of coaching education for the Road Runners Club of America. He ran cross country and track at Wesleyan University, ran the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon and also competed in a season of track meets throughout Europe. “Having been a competitive runner can be super-helpful but it’s not a guarantee of success as a coach,” Accetta says. “I think that good coaches don’t have to be talented runners. I’d say in fact that you probably can’t be a good coach if you’re still being a competitive runner because it’s too hard to focus on yourself and your athletes.” Accetta also spends his time teaching entrepreneurship at the College of Management at the University of Arizona. Accetta says that the majority of endurance coaches work as volunteers or part-time coaches and that it’s rare to make a living entirely by being a coach. Cari Setzler is an RRCA Coaching Instructor who also leads a dual career. “I am also a veterinarian. In undergraduate I was a collegiate athlete and I started coaching then,” Setzler says. “I actually coached some at a junior college while I was in veterinary school. And then I’ve continued both coaching and veterinary medicine into my professional career.”

specialized training. The RRCA’s certification program pertains to recreational runners, 5Ks, half marathons, marathons and ultra marathons. Just as there is no one type of person who becomes an endurance coach, there is no one way to begin an endurance coaching career. However, new coaches often get their start through volunteer opportunities. “Generally you’ll start as a volunteer and then you’ll take on more leadership roles,” Setzler says. “A lot of clubs and a lot of different organizations are looking for great volunteers and great leaders to help with their programs.” You can also enter the field by signing on with a training company who will assign you clients. James Herrera is a BMX coach for USA Cycling who took an internship with a start-up endurance coaching company after earning his master’s degree in exercise physiology. Herrera went on to become director of coaching for the company. “It certainly can help to start your journey working for a company who assigns you clients,” Herrera says. “This takes the leg work and financial investment out of it for a new coach with regards to marketing and advertising. It also offers the opportunity to work with a lot of clients in a relatively short period of time.” New coaches could also establish their own coaching company. This can be a daunting undertaking but it can provide coaches with the opportunity to set their own schedule and quickly put their coaching philosophy into practice. “Coaches also need to be well aware, if they start their own company, the administrative side will consist of 50 percent of your time. This is something most coaches don’t realize and can cause a bit of distress if they are not prepared for it,” Dessart says. “It’s all about networking and marketing. It’s talking with local shops, teams, being at races, talking to others on group rides.” For all of the practical considerations of working to become an endurance coach, it all really seems to come down to the joy that comes from helping people better themselves. “There are few careers that are as rewarding. You don’t see a lot of individuals that become coaches that aren’t lifetime coaches,” McGee says. “You are working with people that are taking time out of their lives. These individuals are giving of their aspirations and dreams to you to develop. So it’s an immensely gratifying job.”

Just as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is an essential part of her career as a veterinarian, Setzler holds a number of endurance coaching certifications that are an essential part of her career as a coach. There are a variety of certifications that aspiring endurance coaches should look into depending on the kind of coach a person hopes to become. The RRCA, USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon offer some of the most widely recognized endurance sports certifications. “For me the different coaching certifications that I have reflect the different types of coaching that I do,” Setzler says. “It all depends on what your interest is. If I’m going to teach something new, I want to make sure that I’ve got a good background of information in order to do well by my students.” Setzler received a USATF Level 1 certification in order to help with a junior high track and field program. She has also earned a USATF Level 2 endurance certification and an RRCA certification to prepare her for her work with adult runners. Level 1 USATF certifications are general certifications for track coaches, and a variety of Level 2 programs offer coaches more MyChiCagoathlete.CoM

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NutritioN ExpErts to Achieve PeAk PerformAnce


With fad diets, supplement companies and celebrity trainers providing different opinions on what constitutes “healthy eating,” it’s sometimes difficult for athletes to make confident nutrition decisions. Working with a registered dietitian, though, can help athletes sift through the confusion.

“I feel a lot better and I haven’t gotten sick since I started working with Amy,” he says, “and I’m now confident in my nutrition. I don’t have to devote an hour a week to looking up new stuff, and I have that resource that I can always go to in order to keep improving.”

A registered dietician holds a degree in nutrition, completed an internship and is licensed with the state. They also keep continuing education hours throughout the year to stay up to date on the latest research.

For some athletes, proper nutrition is an issue of quantity rather than quality.

It is important to find a dietician who specializes in sports nutrition, says Monique Ryan, a sports nutritionist and author of “Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes.” “Find someone who has actual qualifications and a certification in Sports Dietetics,” Ryan says. “Nutritionists specialize just like physicians specialize and you definitely want someone that has that unique experience.” A sports nutritionist needs to understand that an athlete’s life involves different training cycles that all require different nutrition, Ryan says. “I often work with athletes through the entire season and adjust their program as we go through different cycles,” Ryan says. “I do plans for training, pre-competition and race day itself, so I really take people through the whole gambit.” This kind of specialized attention is what one can expect from a good sports nutritionist says Amy Baltes, a Chicago-area registered sports dietician. “The majority of what I do is one-on-one counseling,” Baltes says. “We go through the goals or objectives and then we create a plan that works best for them. I also do cooking demos, take people through grocery stores and do in-home cooking lessons.” Tim Glinski, 28, is a triathlete who always had “work with a nutritionist” on his list of things he would do in his perfect training scenario, alongside “upgrade his bike” and “get weekly massages.” When he saw the results his fellow athletes who visited nutritionists had, he decided to give Baltes a visit. “The best and worst part of going to a nutritionist is that you realize all of the stuff that you are doing that was dumb,” Glinski says. “You thought you were eating healthy, but it just turns out that you have been lying to yourself for so long.”

“People don’t realize how much to eat for the training they are actually doing,” Ryan says. “They might be worried about losing body fat, and I can incorporate that into the sessions, but they might not eat enough for increased training and recovery.” If an athlete eats even a few hundred calories below his or her daily requirement for an extended period time, it can result in poor recovery and eventually lead to imbalanced hormones, Ryan says. Studies done on female athletes eating at a deficit have shown low estrogen levels which can halt the development of good bone mass or actually decrease bone mass, as well as cause irregular or missed periods. Similar studies have not yet been conducted on male athletes, but it is possible that they also suffer similar negative effects. A dietitian can also help athletes stay active even when a doctor may have recommended spending time on the sidelines due to digestive trouble. Mary Bradbury, a highly accomplished triathlete and coach and a several-time qualifier for the World Triathlon Championships, began having stomach issues later in her career. “In my twenties I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted, and then in my late thirties, usually during my run, my stomach would just start to get really upset,” Bradbury says. “It was usually after a race and for two or three years I just let it go.” Eventually the pain and upset stomach worsened and began to affect Bradbury’s race performance. Her doctor diagnosed her with ischemic colitis, a condition causing inflammation in the large intestine. “I had an old school doctor, so he is very cautious and conservative,” Bradbury says. “He had me tearing up for a few months, saying he wanted me to train less.” Frustrated, Bradbury turned to Baltes. Baltes used an elimination diet, which consisted of dropping all possible trigger foods from Bradbury’s diet and added them back in one by one.

Baltes assessed Glinski’s diet and fitness goals and created a plan specifically for him. She set general nutrition goals, not unlike the goals an athlete might set in his or her training, and got rid of the vitamins and protein shakes in his diet, instead focusing on whole foods for fuel.

“It actually turned out to be dairy products. If I had dairy within 24 hours of running that was the cause,” Bradbury says. “I ate a lot of yogurt, a lot of cottage cheese and cereal four times a week, but if I didn’t eat it within 24 hours of a run I would be fine.”

“I really like that she had different goals to hit, like now I have to eat seven to 10 servings of vegetables a day compared to my one or maybe two previously,” Glinski says. “And now I don’t eat anything with certain ingredients like hydrogenated oils and modified cornstarch.”

Bradbury is now training and coaching with no problems and stresses the difference solid nutrition can make to her clients.

Glinski says he has noticed a difference since he began working with Baltes.

“You spend all this money on equipment but if you don’t have the engine to go with it it’s kind of pointless,” Bradbury says. “You have to take care of the engine first and then everything else comes after that.” MyChiCagoathlete.CoM

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Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series #2

February 2 2 | au ro r a Sometimes, races in late February with “winter” in their title are wintery in name only. This year, however, runners who ventured out for the second of three suburban trail races that make up the Winter Challenge Trail Series had all they could ask for. Participants trekked through the snow covered Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora over the 8K course. The top five finishers in both divisions were tightly grouped creating an exciting finish. Men’s Results 1. Peter Osenkowski 34 2. Andrew Greif 34 3. Robert Garon 36 4. Christopher Sheehan 34 Name


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Hug an Athlete 5K

F e b r uary 2 3 | b e lvi de re Runners came together to support the NASRBelvidere Park District Special Olympics athletes at the Hug an Athlete 5K. These athletes were spread throughout the course cheering on the runners as they passed by and gathered at the finish line to offer free hugs to finishers. Tom Lichty and Gonzalo Gomez put up impressive performances finishing first and second while only separated by four seconds. Men’s Results 1. Tom Lichty 2. Gonzalo Gomez 3. Kenny Beever 4. Andrew Schwartz 5. Troy Yunk 6. David Block 7. Mike Beever 8. Adam Lane 9. Jake Schlichting 10. Ryan Eck

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Women’s Results 1. Kristin Strupp 2. Amanda Callahan 3. Barbi Yunk 4. Lisa Miller 5. Kelci Foss 6. Marsha Spain 7. Catherine Cassaro 8. Bailey Knutson 9. Deanna Thunberg 10. Kristin Hauser

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M a r ch 1 | c hi cago As Chicagoans all over celebrated the holiday that honors the Polish Revolutionary War hero, runners took to the lakefront for the inaugural running of the REM-Fit Pulaski 10K. Despite unseasonably cold temperatures, Steven Bugarin took home the race’s first title in 34:41. A few forName




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mer Clif Bar Athlete of the Month winners dominated the women’s side as Kylen Cieslak edged Melissa Stone-Cooney by just over 40 seconds and Jill Czarnik posted a top 10 time as well. Men’s Results 1. Steven Bugarin 28 2. Alexander Taylor 24 3. Jeremy Rielley 28 4. Jason Ream 32 5. Patrick Walsh 23 6. Mieczyslaw Swiatkowski 30 7. Charles Wu 33 8. Tarik Brahmi 37 9. Russell Shearer 33 10. Robin Rodriguez 30

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Women’s Results 1. Kylen Cieslak 2. Melissa Cooney 3. Iman Wilkerson 4. Chirine Njeim 5. Annabelle Winters 6. Janet Franco 7. Jill Czarnik 8. Liz Grammer 9. Alexandra Stanczyk 10. Alice Havill

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M a r c h 2 | chi cago New Orleans came north for the early March 5K as 250 runners braved rough running conditions all with the spirit of Mardi Gras. Despite the snow and cold temperatures the race turned out to be a mix of speed and celebration normally seen at summer races. Kyle Larson and Meg Kobza were the male and female winners posting times of 17:22 and 20:55, respectively. Men’s Results 1. Kyle Larson 2. Jason Ream 3. Miles Henderson 4. Chris Willis 5. Zach Edmonson 6. Nash Pirie 7. Alex Frye 8. Lance Caldwell 9. Ryan Flynn 10. Joe Schuch

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Women’s Results 1. Meg Kobza 2. Abigail Bouzan-Kaloustian 3. Andee Harris 4. Carolyn Martineau 5. Courtney Daly 6. Angie Davis 7. Jacqueline Jasek 8. Miana Degarazn 9. Camila Rachmanis 10. Rebecca Liu

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4. John Staerk 5. Paul Thomas 6. Rich Matula 7. John Hanley 8. Shawn Benham 9. David Hensley 10. Brian Coffey

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Berwyn 20:02 Wheaton 20:05 Homewood 20:26 Orland Park 20:38 Valparaiso, Ind. 20:39 Wheaton 20:46 Chicago 20:53

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Oak Forest Fleadh 5K

M a r c h 8 | o ak F o re st The city of Oak Forest came together for the annual Fleadh, a Gaelic word meaning “festival” again in early March. Runners from all over the southwest suburbs posted fast times. A pair of 22-year-olds took the titles as John Angelatos and Rosemary Kelly won the top spots.

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Charles “Peanut” Tillman 5K Run/Walk

Mar c h 8 | c hi c ago With the first signs of spring starting to show, runners and Bears fans alike took to the city streets with some of the best times of any race so far this year. Only 2:13 separated first and 10th places in the men’s race, and all came in well below the 20 minute mark. Emil Bojanov took home top honors with a time of 17:17, winning by 11 seconds. Four seconds separated first and second place in the women’s division as Lena Josifi held off Emily Jurlina with times of 20:45 and 20:49, respectively. Name




Men’s Results 1. Emil Bojanov 2. Todd Quednau 3. Matthew Jeromin 4. Anton Sella 5. Sean Choate 6. Rob Chenoweth 7. Ian Chillag 8. Jeff Harrison 9. Spencer Kirk 10. Alec Lininger


29 32 33 30 22 45 35 47 29 30


Chicago Chicago Roselle Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Paxton Chicago Chicago


17:17 17:28 17:52 18:04 18:15 18:33 18:46 18:56 19:01 19:30


Women’s Results 1. Lena Josifi 24 2. Emily Jurlina 26 3. Lindsey Schilling 35 4. Susannah Hufstader 23 5. Lisa Czepiel 39 6. Ella Behrens 12 7. Joanne Singleton 42 8. Amanda Jacobs 36 9. Jennifer Croasdale 33 10. Jodie Vukobratovich 22



Arlington Heights 20:45 Chicago 20:49 Chicago 21:08 Chicago 21:11 Elk Grove Village 22:29 Chicago 22:52 Chicago 23:32 Chicago 23:41 Cicero 23:45 Cedar Lake, Ind. 24:51




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Team Ortho Get Lucky

Mar c h 1 5 | c hi c a g o The lead pair battled out for an exciting finish in the Get Lucky Half Marathon. David Lyons finished with the victory just one second ahead of Ernesto Ramirez. The women’s division saw a little more space between the top runners in the half as the top two finished more than 5 minutes ahead of the rest of the pack. Men’s 7K Results 1. David Liszka 2. Ric Larsen 3. Ethan Hulsey 4. Robert Brouch 5. Nicholas Kuzmiak 6. Steven Luna 7. Brandon Baker 8. James Eberlein Name


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39 31 13 52 33 40 35 22 Age

Naperville Naperville St. Charle Aurora Palatine Zion Portage, Mich. Evanston City


26:52 27:52 29:55 30:37 30:55 31:19 31:32 31:59 Time

9. Anthony Hanson 31 10. Francisco Rodriguez 34

Elgin 32:08 Hammond, Ind. 32:11

Women’s 7K Results 1. Deborah Stevens 2. Meredith Lansdown 3. Lindsay Zucco 4. Ellora Price 5. Angela Blackham 6. Brittany Michael 7. Tracy Cowper 8. Kristy Hartnell 9. Sara Smylie 10. Alexandra Gil

Naperville Chicago Elburn Detroit, Mich. Alton Glasford Morton Kenosha, Wis. Winnetka Berwyn

46 31 46 33 24 26 34 23 35 25

29:53 30:07 30:10 30:45 31:17 31:35 31:41 32:36 32:49 32:50

Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. David Lyons 30 Lisle 1:12:59 2. Ernesto Ramirez 26 Cedar Falls, IA 1:13:00 3. Krzysztof Bak 32 Melrose Park 1:14:31 Name




4. Ermin Sabljakovic 5. Paul Donnelly 6. Bob Larue 7. David Luy 8. Sohaib Khan 9. Rob Chenoweth 10. Matthew Jeromin

28 31 29 22 22 45 33

Iowa Evanston Chicago Brookfield, Wis. Lombard Chicago Des Planes

1:15:19 1:15:29 1:16:07 1:16:07 1:16:15 1:16:38 1:16:39

Women’s Half Marathon Results 1. Rachel Velarde 23 Oak Park 1:19:43 2. Amanda Kitchen 36 Byron Center, Mich. 1:20:30 3. Emily Machiela 25 Grand Rapids, Mich. 1:25:59 4. Jillian Blondell 29 Woodridge 1:26:50 5. Annie Weiss 29 Milwaukee, Wis. 1:27:36 6. Laura Oliver 26 Evanston 1:28:22 7. Julie Wankowski 43 Glen Ellyn 1:28:25 8. Alyssa Stevens 25 Naperville 1:28:37 9. Allison Parker 32 Chicago 1:29:00 10. Fiona Carlon 28 Chicago 1:29:00 Name




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wilmette wilmette 847.853.8531

libertyville libertyville 847.549.1108 St. Paddy’s Day 5K

Mar c h 1 5 , Naper v i lle The holiday themed race became an absolute sprint for the top finishers in both divisions. Local runner Kyle Brady took the crown after finishing with a lightning fast time of 15 minutes flat.. The women put on a show of their own with Amber Druien coming in sixth place overall and the top woman. Men’s Results 1. Kyle Brady 2. A.J. Freeman 3. Josh Peck 4. Graham Isaacson 5. Sean Kennedy 6. Craig Shepherd 7. Eric Hogenboom 8. Robert Livingston 9. Alex Harsha-Strong 10. Corey Puckett

25 32 29 18 35 31 22 33 28 24

Naperville North Aurora Naperville Aurora Naperville Downers Grove Naperville Wheaton Naperville Orland Park

15:00 16:42 17:04 17:40 17:49 18:23 18:25 18:25 18:29 18:30

Women’s Results 1. Amber Druien 2. Lauren Farley 3. Jennifer Garrison 4. Liz Ruvalcaba 5. Alyssa Getta 6. Macy Peterson 7. Heather Grier 8. Janeth Ohst 9. Karen Snyder 10. Meg Saeger

28 38 35 29 25 14 36 46 40 29

Naperville Aurora Naperville Bolingbrook Plainfield

18:17 18:32 18:58 19:03 20:10 20:48 20:52 20:57 21:00 21:25

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Naperville Naperville Naperville Naperville

4. Jeff Bailey 5. Emisael Favela 6. Jim Burgess 7. Ansel Wachter 8. Nic Aubert 9. Scott Mangum 10. Braulio Benitez

29 36 30 24 26 38 32

Villa Park Berwyn Mundelein Peoria Crystal Lake Barrington Chicago

1:13:21 1:15:22 1:16:10 1:16:41 1:16:56 1:17:11 1:17:19

Women’s Results 1. Jacqui Giuliano 2. Maria Lindberg 3. Liz Bailey 4. Wendy Jaehn 5. Elena Shemyakina 6. Stephanie Peisker 7. Lisa Oleksak 8. Kathryn Dwyer 9. Kate Lueders 10. Jenny Spangler

27 31 27 39 54 23 38 26 24 50

Oakwood Hills Elmhurst Villa Park Chicago Geneva Crystal Lake Paletine Algonquin Naperville Lake Villa

1:22:18 1:23:39 1:25:03 1:25:18 1:30:02 1:30:27 1:30:40 1:30:57 1:31:40 1:31:41

Mar c h 1 6 , c a ry The suburban half has become one of the top races in the Chicago area and once again didn’t disappoint. Even with chilly conditions the lead group pushed the pace. Eric Wallor took the top spot with a comfortable victory and former Clif Bar Athlete of the Month Thomas Frazer finished second. Jacqui Giuliano, the 2011 female Clif Bar Athlete of the Year, held form and continued her impressive 2014 with a victory in Cary.



Palatine Lake Forest Naperville City

1:10:49 1:12:58 1:13:14 Time

M arch 1 6 , e l M h urs t The story of the day came from female winner Janet Franco whose time of 20:24 put her in the top five overall. Young runners also made an impressive showing on both the men’s and women’s side. Four runners age 16 and under finished in the top ten of their divisions and 14-year-old J. Patrick Hogan ran a sub-20 minute race.

March Madness

March Madness Half Marathon

Men’s Results 1. Eric Wallor 31 2. Thomas Frazer 32 3. Brandon Gittelman 24

Lucky Leprechaun 5K

March Madness Name




Men’s Results 1. Patrick Fritsch 2. Tim Conheady 3. Brian Pollstrini 4. J. Patrick Hogan 5. Michael Cramarosso 6. Benjamin Gray 7. Charles Sutton 8. Arunas Dukauskas 9. Anthony Pacelli 10. Giuseppe Collecchia

26 57 22 14 53 33 48 44 27 35

Bensenville Elmhurst Elmhurst Western Springs Chicago Villa Park Elmhurst Palos Heights Elmhurst Lockport

18:27 19:05 19:28 19:29 20:33 21:24 21:36 21:43 22:04 22:19

Women’s Results 1. Janet Franco 2. Abby Gabrys 3. Skylar Stafford 4. Kaitlyn Grabanski 5. Ellie King 6. Tanya Williams 7. Laura Morgan 8. Nicole Hobbs 9. Shannon Jones 10. Melissa Maloney

23 30 13 25 12 41 29 30 16 42

Hanover Park Aurora Western Springs Hoffman Estates Villa Park Elmhurst Villa Park Elmhurst Villa Park Elmhurst

20:24 22:26 22:46 22:50 23:23 23:29 23:43 23:56 23:59 24:22






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Calendar Adventure 04/26/14 Oswego Big Mouth Adventure race - Over under Big Mouth division Oswego/IL 630-554-4425 04/26/14 Oswego Big Mouth Adventure race Sunrise Big Mouth division Oswego/IL 630-554-4425 05/03/14 Midwest Mayhem Marseilles/IL 630-291-1271 05/10/14 BAdASS dash West Chicago Hoffman Estates/IL 330-441-4258 05/18/14 des Plaines river Canoe & Kayak Marathon Libertyville/IL 847-604-2445 05/24/14 night run I Marseilles/IL 630-291-1271 05/24/14 Heroes Mud run Aurora/IL 05/31/14 Great urban race Chicago 2014 Chicago/IL 773-687-4595 CyClInG 04/05/14 Spring Super Criterium South Beloit/IL 773-495-6373


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the 2013 Cara race of the year returns to the streets of oak Park for the 33rd year. the event includes a one-mile youth race, separate women’s and men’s 5k races, a 5k fitness walk and a junior dash for kids 5 and under. 04/26/14 doc Spackman Memorial triathlon Carbondale/IL 618-549-6529

05/17/14 tower tri Niles/IL 847-563-8304

04/26/14 Abe’s Mini triathlon Petersburg/IL 217-341-1309

05/18/14 3 disciplines Gateway triathlons Carlyle/IL 231-546-2229

04/26/14 Pioneer Sprint triathlon Petersburg/IL 217-341-1309

05/21/14 Fleet Feet Madison Aquathon #1 Madison/WI 608-316-5755

04/27/14 recPlex April Indoor/Outdoor triathlon Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

05/25/14 3 disciplines - 24th Seahorse Challenge Kalamazoo/MI 231-546-2229

05/17/14 Galena triathlon & duathlon Galena/IL 815-777-3557 ext. 11 05/17/14 thunder In the valley / terre Haute triathlon Terre Haute/IN

05/25/14 MMtt youth triathlon Geneva/IL 847-909-3200 05/29/14 Fleet Feet Milwaukee Aquathon #1 Menomonee Falls/WI 608-316-5755

05/31/14 tri-Shark triathlon/ duathlon Hudson/IL 309-827-2272 runnInG 04/05/14 Sarett nature Center Spring Stampede 5k run & Walk Benton Harbor/MI 269-927-4832 04/05/14 lincoln Presidential Half Marathon Springfield/IL 217-492-5823 04/05/14 Badgerland Strider South Shore Half Marathon Milwaukee/WI 04/05/14 April Fools 5k run Bloomingdale/IL 224-653-8094 04/05/14 29th Annual Arny Johnson Classic 10M/5K Machesney Park/IL 815-636-4573

Chicago's most intimate, early-season race is just around the corner. Join us on May 18 for the sixth edition of the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K. This event is the first in the 2014 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series and features a flat and fast course, along with the best post-race breakfast in the city. Be sure and register soon because this race will quickly sell-out! Register today at

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04/05/14 Chicago Quarter Marathon Chicago/IL 773-584-6638

04/05/14 Only Fools Run at Midnight 5K & 10K Minocqua/WI 715-356-5266

04/05/14 Fun Run 2014 in Color Wheaton/IL 630-510-4989

04/05/14 Chicago Lakefront 50K Chicago/IL 847-648-8843

04/05/14 Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K Monticello/IL 217-621-9768

04/05/14 Central Counties Health Centers 5K Run/Walk Springfield/IL 217-788-2310

04/05/14 Ringing in Spring Valparaiso/IN 219-462-4185 04/05/14 Fast Cat 5K 10K Plainfield/IL 630-608-9531

04/05/14 Aruna 5K DeKalb/IL 847-644-6975 04/05/14 Raider 5k Run/Walk Palos Heights/IL 708-921-0294

04/06/14 Race That’s GOOD for LIFE Oak Park/IL

04/12/14 Race to Wrigley 5k Chicago/IL 773-584-6638

04/06/14 Ride and Tie Wheaton/IL 630-963-3545

04/12/14 Germazing Race Oak Lawn/IL 708-636-5060

04/06/14 metropolTROT Red Carpet Run Arlington Heights/IL 847-577-5982 ex. 229

04/12/14 Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Foodie 5k Wheaton/IL 630-443-6910 ext.136

04/06/14 Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K Chicago/IL

04/12/14 Just Move it! Challenge Arlington Heights/IL 847-421-4887

04/06/14 Team Read Challenge 7K Run Elgin/IL 04/12/14 4th Annual Iron Horse 5k Elgin/IL 847-679-3311

04/12/14 Carmel Marathon Weekend Carmel/IN 317-407-8489

04/12/14 Iola Trail Run Iola/WI 715-701-0360

04/12/14 Trek for Tech 5k Run/Walk Flossmoor/IL 708-799-5200 ext. 31

04/12/14 Rockdale Ramblin Run 10K Rockdale/IL 815-741-7275 x-206 04/12/14 Russell Hustle Genoa/IL 815-895-5215

Rockdale Ramblin’ Run 10K ChiCago, il | Saturday, april 12

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04/12/14 Hustle 4-Health 5k Bolingbrook/IL

04/12/14 St. Margaret’s 2nd Annual “Habit for Health” 10K & 3 Mile Fun Run/Walk Spring Valley/IL 815-220-1005 04/12/14 Martian Invasion of Races Dearborn/MI 734-929-9027

04/12/14 Sprint Into Spring 5K/10K and 2.5 Mile Walk Galena/IL 04/12/14 Illinois River to River Relay Wolf Lake/IL 04/12/14 Willow Creek 5K South Barrington/IL 04/12/14 Bunny Dash 5K Palatine/IL 04/12/14 Race NIjUdicata DeKalb/IL 815-753-1027

04/12/14 APO’s Run For The Gold Urbana/IL 224-392-7056 04/13/14 Oshkosh Half Marathon & 5K Oshkosh/WI 800-429-8044 04/13/14 Run Thru the Hills 5K/10K Lake in the Hills/IL 847-960-7460 ext 0 04/13/14 Arbor Day 10K Lisle/IL 630-719-5708 04/13/14 5th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Chicago/IL 650-598-2857 04/19/14 Wal-Mart Easter Egg Scramble 5K Davenport/IA 563-271-0029 04/19/14 Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race 5K Palos Heights/IL 708-361-1807 04/19/14 FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago/IL 312-666-9826 04/19/14 Schmohz Achilles 5k Grand Rapids/MI 616-949-0860 04/19/14 Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon and 5K Elk Grove Village/IL

Waiting for the marathon lottery results? Worried about getting shut out this fall? We have an option to ease your frustration.

Register for the Edward Hospital Naperville HALF Marathon by March 24. If you are a winner in the Chicago lottery, come and run your victory lap at the Naperville Half Marathon on November 9. If you are shut out in the Chicago lottery, let us know by April 21 and you will be moved up to the Naperville MARATHON distance - the normal $15 race change fee will be waived.*

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FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler ChiCago, iL | Saturday, apriL 19

Conquer a double-digit run on Chicago’s lakefront. the race begins and ends at Montrose avenue and Simonds drive, and after the event, runners can celebrate their accomplishments at a street fest style post-race party with vendors, music, food and more. 04/27/14 Trail Marathon/Road Ends Weekend Day 2 Pinckney/MI 734-929-9027 04/27/14 Project Muscle Niles/IL 312-254-0632 04/27/14 Plano Baloney Sandwich 5K & 10K Race Plano/IL 630-479-6589 04/27/14 2nd 2 None 5K Aurora/IL

04/27/14 Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Chicago/IL 04/27/14 McHenry County Human Race McHenry/IL 04/27/14 Phi Delta Chi 5K Run/Walk Chicago/IL 05/02/14 The Hightail to Ale 5K Run Detroit/MI 734-929-9027

05/03/14 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (half) & Finish Line 500 Festival 5K Indianapolis/IN 317-927-3378 05/03/14 Lake Monona 20K/5K Monona/WI 608-444-2261 05/03/14 Wisconsin Marathon Kenosha/WI 847-675-0200 x210

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Calendar 05/03/14 7th annual 7K Run/ Walk sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Lake County Waukegan/IL 847-249-4330 05/03/14 RC2, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Ripon/WI, 920-7480528 05/03/14 The Glo Run Chicago/IL 05/03/14 2014 Shelter, Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz Elk Grove Village/IL 847-590-6188 05/03/14 Lansing Marathon 5K and Free 1.5K Kids Race Lansing/MI 517-303-6173 05/03/14 11th Annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle Villa Park/IL

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05/03/14 Bark in the Park Chicago/IL 312-645-8006

05/03/14 Joliet Junior College Foundation 5K Run/ Walk and Wolves’ Run 1 Mile Kid’s Race Joliet/IL

05/03/14 10th Annual Run to Remember Chicago/IL

05/03/14 Big Hollow PTO 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Ingleside/IL 05/03/14 The Rainbow Run 5k Kankakee/IL 815-802-8919 05/03/14 EmpoweRun 5K Libertyville/IL 847-731-7165 ext. 10 05/03/14 Moonlight Marathon at Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield/IL 217-341-1309

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Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon and 5K elk grove village | Saturday, april 19

Celebrate easter with the egg Shell Shuffle half Marathon and 5k. the event takes place in grove 5 of busse woods and features an egg hunt after the race.


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05/03/14 17th Annual Run/ Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Chicago/IL 312-226-9410

05/04/14 Deer Dash 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Fun Run Deerfield/IL 847-572-2626 05/04/14 Kalamazoo Marathon Kalamazoo/MI 1-877-255-2447 05/04/14 360 Spring Ahead Run Naperville/IL 630-961-2992, $100

05/03/14 Fischer Family Fun Run Aurora/IL 630-862-3839

05/04/14 Equestrian Connection Trail Race Lake Forest/IL 847-615-8696

05/03/14 The Biggest Loser RunWalk Beaumont Half Marathon/5K/Kids One Mile Fun Run Beaumont/IL 815-464-1265

05/04/14 Lansing Marathon, Half Marathon and Ekiden Relay Lansing/MI 517-303-6173

05/03/14 Live United 5K Wheaton/IL 630-645-6339

05/04/14 Supermanny Shuffle and Superkids Miler Romeoville/IL 630-267-3557

05/03/14 Color Blaze 5K Springfield/IL

05/04/14 Cinco de Miler Chicago/IL

05/03/14 Tiger Trot Owego/IL 630-636-2670

05/04/14 First Midwest Bank Half Marathon & 10K Palos Heights/IL

05/04/14 We Go Run West Chicago/IL 630-933-8415 05/04/14 Great Western Half Marathon St. Charles/IL 05/04/14 Bob Blazier Run for the Arts Crystal Lake/IL 815-356-9212

05/04/14 Family Marathon Chicago/IL 05/04/14 Race to the Plate Joliet/IL 05/04/14 Walk for Wellness House Hinsdale/IL 630-654-5112 05/08/14 Polish Constitution Day Hash Chicago/IL 773-772-2633 05/08/14 Universal Sole Four Mile Classic Chicago/IL 05/08/14 March to College Chicago/IL 312-661-1010 05/10/14 Groovin in the Grove 5K Race & Fun Walk Downers Grove/IL 630-971-6401 05/10/14 Spring Family 5K Run/Walk Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742 05/10/14 Run in a Dress for MS Teutopolis/IL

05/04/14 Run for Your Life Safety Tinley Park/IL 708-444-5200

05/10/14 Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Nashville/IN 734-929-9027

05/04/14 LTHS Foundation 5K Run/Walk Lockport/IL 815-588-8121

05/10/14 Literacy Half Marathon 2014 Rockford/IL 815-963-2171


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Calendar 05/10/14 Journeys Marathon Eagle River/WI 800-359-6315

05/10/14 Starved Rock Country Marathon Ottawa/IL

05/11/14 Run Like A Mother 5k and Kid’s 1 Mile Hinsdale/IL

05/10/14 It’s Glow Time 5K - Madison Madison/WI 608-316-5755

05/10/14 Spartan 5K Run/Walk Melrose Park/IL 708-681-0240

05/10/14 Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk Northbrook/IL 847-400-8900

05/10/14 Holy Family Westside 5K & Trojan Stampede South Bend/IN

05/11/14 Mother’s Day Half Marathon, 5k & Kids’ 1k Porter/IN 2193954503

05/10/14 Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile & 5K Lemont/IL 708-705-6791

05/10/14 Great Steps 4NF 5K Run Middleton/IL 630-945-3562

05/10/14 The Pink 5K Oak Brook Park District Oak Brook/IL 630-645-9542

05/11/14 Embrace the Race... Think Pink Feel Teal 5 k/10k Highland Park/IL

05/10/14 Rose Run Indianapolis/IN

05/11/14 The Second Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® on Mother’s Day Chicago/IL

05/10/14 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K Chicago/IL 312-939-8622 x209 05/10/14 Bobcat Blitz 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk Palatine/IL 847-772-3404 05/10/14 5K Run For Education Geneva/IL 815-847-0656 05/10/14 Young Life Access 10K/5K Wheaton/IL 757-617-2809 05/10/14 Not Your Average Joe 5K and 5 Mile Champaign/IL


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05/11/14 Mom’s Day 5K Racine/WI 877-651-2440 05/11/14 Mother’s Day 5K Barrington/IL 224-757-5425 05/11/14 TheraCORE’s Race For A Cure 5k Darien/IL 815-838-5070 05/11/14 AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation Mother’s Day 5K Run/2 Mile Walk Bourbonnais/IL


05/16/14 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Green Bay/WI 05/17/14 Got2Run For Education, 2.62 Micro-Marathon Run/Walk & 8K Run Arlington Hts./IL 847-882-2010 05/17/14 Syttende Mai 20 Mile Run - 42nd Annual Madison/WI 608-873-7912 05/17/14 The Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run & 1 mile Puppy Path Lombard/IL 630-620-7322 05/17/14 Anti Cruelty Society Chicago Marathon Kick Off Training Run Chicago/IL 773-307-0033 05/17/14 Dick Pond Athletics/ Carol Stream Park District JUST RUN 5K Carol Stream/IL 630-665-3316 05/17/14 Devil Dash 5k Peotone/IL 708-258-3236 05/17/14 Peak Run Against Hunger 5K Loves Park/IL

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one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhood races returns to ravenswood and lincoln Square for its 18th year. the run, which is a part of the 2014 Cara runners Choice Circuit, also features kids races of varying distances for children between the ages of 2 and 10. 05/17/14 Chicago Marathon: Kick Off Training Run Chicago/IL 773-307-0033 05/17/14 Tryon Farm Trail 5/10/50K RUN Michigan City/IN 219-872-3276 05/17/14 Wild Core Wildman 5k/10k Mud and Obstacle Run Morrison/IL 630-945-2076 05/17/14 Midland Community Center’s Dow Run/Walk Midland/MI 989-832-7937 x 2221 05/17/14 Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon & 5K Run Marion/IA 319-373-0741 05/17/14 For Kids 5k Winnetka/IL

05/17/14 Oaklawn Hospital Hospitality Classic Marshall/MI 05/17/14 Syttende Mai 10 Mile Run - 5th Annual Madison/WI 608-873-7912 05/17/14 Lake Geneva 2nd Annual 5K & 10K Touchdown Run/ Walk Lake Geneva/WI 05/17/14 Juda Hill Climb Juda/WI 608-732-7363 05/17/14 SMI 5K 2014 Plainfield/IL 630-935-3889 05/17/14 Stagg Chargers 5K Run/Walk Palos Hills/IL 708-974-7785 05/17/14 Boulevard Bolt, 5K Chicago/IL 773-486-1334

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05/18/14 Run For Hope 5k Run/Walk Downers Grove/IL 773-456-3835

05/18/14 Break For The Lake 5K Palos Heights/IL 708-361-1873

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05/18/14 Annual Paint Edgebrook Pink 5K Fun Run & Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago/IL 773-401-5898

05/18/14 Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon Schaumburg/IL 224-757-5425

05/17/14 History Hustle 5K Chicago/IL 312-642-4600 05/18/14 Feets of Strength 5K Run/Walk for Child Abuse Awareness Mooseheart/IL 630-742-4393

05/18/14 14th Annual Darien Dash 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run Darien/IL 630-968-0004

05/18/14 5K Run Fur Shelter South Elgin/IL 05/18/14 Oriole Park Sunshine Run 5K and Kids Dash Chicago/IL 773-319-1060 05/18/14 Move for the Kids Chicago/IL 312-227-7296

05/24/14 Western Springs Tower Trot Western Springs/IL 708-246-9070 x426

05/18/14 Answers for Emmett 5K and Youth Runs Geneva/IL 630-360-5779

05/24/14 Run/Walk For Ruth 5K Libertyville/IL 847-417-9098

05/18/14 Chocoholic Frolic Appleton/WI 507-664-9438

05/25/14 Rockford Half Marathon and 10k Rockford/IL 773-584-6638

05/24/14 Two Rivers Meet Elkhart/IN 574-293-1683 05/24/14 Dick Pond Athletics Marathon Training Carol Stream/IL 630-665-3316 05/24/14 37th Annual Fox Valley Elgin Fox Trot Elgin/IL 847-531-7056

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05/24/14 Bay de Noc Home Run 10k/5k Escanaba/MI 906-786-1477

05/18/14 New Balance Run River City Marathon Peoria/IL

05/20/14 History Hustle 5K Chicago/IL 312-642-4600

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05/24/14 3rd Annual Operation Welcome You Home, NFP Wounded Warriors 5K Run Plainfield/IL 630-341-1222

05/24/14 Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile Chicago/IL

05/25/14 Salute, Inc. got freedom? 5K/10K run & 5K walk Arlington Heights/IL 847-359-8811 05/26/14 Ridge Run Chicago/IL 773-233-3100 05/26/14 Run to Climax 2014 Climax/MI 269-626-8611 05/26/14 St. Jude Race to the Flag 5K Westmont/IL 630-878-4507 05/26/14 Run4Red 5K Belleville/IL

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05/31/14 2014 Run the Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk Burr Ridge/IL 630-850-4050

ClASSeS/CliNiCS 04/01/14 Boston Marathon Final Tips Clinic Chicago/IL 773-307-0033

04/12/14 Tri-umph in-Sesaon ladies Triathlon training Lake Forest/IL 847-207-9442

05/31/14 The Patrick Mizwicki Strive for Five 5K Frankfort/IL

04/02/14 Masters Swim Workout Glenview/IL 847-502-0630

04/12/14 Tri-umph Multisport Triathlon training 1/2 ironman Lake Forest/IL 847-207-9442

05/31/14 Trot Against Trafficking Park Ridge/IL 312-919-0257 05/31/14 Surviving the Color Terre Haute/IN 05/31/14 Cougars 5K Run/Walk Geneva/IL 630-232-8811 05/31/14 Animal House Shelter’s 4th Annual Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk Barrington/IL 847-961-5541

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Our Certified Sports Physicians (CCSP) are also Certified Power-Taping Practioners (CPTP), Our clinics provide care for patients ranging from professional athletes to soccer moms. As avid hockey players/athletes themselves, Dr. Clendenin, Dr. Bocci, Dr. Hover, Dr. Danielson all know first hand the need for chiropractic specialty techniques and physical therapy for any athlete. Our practices specialize in the correction of biomechanical disorders rather than treating just the pain symptoms. We provide comprehensive treatment programs for, but not limited to: Ligament/Muscle Injury & Tendonitis | Spinal Decompression | Podiatry Acupuncture | Therapeutic Sports Massage | Rolfing | Kinesio-Taping Naturopathy | Sciatica/Disc Problems | Physical Therapy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Rehabilitation | Back/Neck Pain | Headaches Custom Foot Orthotics | Rotator Cuff Syndrome | Knee/Hip Pain Foot/Ankle Pain | Extremity Conditions

ChiCago area rehabilitation expertS, inC. C.a.r.e phySiCal therapy Theresa Eiden, MPT • Sally O’Hare, MPT Pamela Johnson, MSPT • Lindsay Lindquist, PT, DPT Alicia Bien, LMT 2533 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60614 773.472.2731 C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy’s mission is to provide the highest quality physical therapy services. We are individually owned and operated, and feature one on one treatment sessions lasting 45 minutes to one hour exclusively with a physical therapist. Having personal experience participating in marathons and triathlons, we specialize in running injuries, but treat all orthopedic, neck, back and sports related injuries. Our services include a comprehensive biomechanical analysis of gait and running form as well as posture, strength and flexibility assessments. We emphasize manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques) and individualized exercise instruction, but also utilize therapeutic modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.) Call us today for a free consultation or gait video analysis. Now offering Massage Therapy.


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WWW.ChiCagoarthritiS.CoM At Chicago Arthritis we offer cutting edge and novel treatments for athletes of all abilities. Focusing on the most advanced natural and regenerative treatments available.

388 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815.459.FOOT (3668) Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Jantz is also a marathoner, ultramarathoner and duathlete. Providing comprehensive treatment for sports-related foot and ankle problems. Biomechanical examination, gait and stance evaluation and custom, sport specific, prescription orthotics. Conservative care of heel pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves, stress fractures, sprains, bunions, hammertoes. Surgical treatment as a last resort. Treadmill gait analysis, x-ray on site. On staff at Northern Illinois Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center. Evening hours are available.


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3350 Salt Creek Lane Suite 109 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-368-3200 DC Wellness Center is a comprehensive family health facility that offers gentle chiropractic adjustments, adjunctive physiotherapy, functional nutrition with lab studies, structural postural care, exercise reabilitation, performance care with Active Release Technique (ART). Dr. Michael Davenport has been involved in the Chicago area running community for over 20 years. He presently still competes in endurance events such as Ironman Triathlons, marathons and ultramarathons. He has been a member of several local organizations which promote healthy lifestyles through training and competition. Dr. Davenport has run over 20 100 mile races including the Western States 100 mile endurance race 8 times and the Leadville Trail 100 4 times. He has also completed 6 Ironman Triathlons and hopes to complete his 7th this year in Lake Tahoe. Additionally, he has run 85 marathons. He hopes to break 3 hours again at this years Chicago Marathon, his 23rd Chicago Marathon. Dr. Davenport has treated many local athletes. He stresses living healthy with the synergy of quality nutrition, proper core muscle balance, adequate rest, and correct structual biomechanics. He incorporates specific stretching, strengthening and stabilty exercises for successful and injury free sport performances.

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For orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries we offer platelet rich plasma and Stem cell treatments. We are an official provider of the regenexx procedures. For athletes requiring quicker recovery after intense training sessions and competitions, we use Intravenous vitamin treatments. For more information: WWW.ChiCagoarthritiS.CoM 773.348.7171

He also offers gait analysis, postural care as a Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP), coaching, radiology, lab studies, body compositioning and acupuncture. Experience a safe and natural approach to whole body health without the use of medication or surgery!

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene GUrnee PoDIaTry & SPorTS MeDICIne aSSoCIaTeS: 351 S. GREENLEAF ST. #C PARK CITY, IL 60085 847-263-6073 401 W. ONTARIO ST. #240 CHICAGO IL 60654 312-642-6020 Dr. Lisa Schoene is a sports medicine specialist who is triple board certified in Surgery, Orthopedics, and Primary Podiatric medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. She is also a licensed certified Athletic Trainer as well. She has been practicing Podiatric Sports medicine for over 22 years. She has treated and worked with numerous Olympic, Professional, Semi-professional, and Elite athletes of many sports, including runners, triathletes, and dancers. Dr. Schoene has supervised and covered numerous sporting events and races, and lectures nationally and internationally on many sports medicine topics. Dr. Schoene trains Medical and Podiatry students, residents and fellows. She was one of 17 Podiatrist’s to work at the Olympic Games in 1996 and has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and with the World Cup Games. She has been a Podiatric consultant for the DePaul University athletic department for over 20 years, and has worked with many professional dance companies in the Chicagoland area, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance as well as many others. Dr. Schoene will thoroughly evaluate overall posture, and functional abilities, she will examine the complete lower extremity, for strength, flexibility, biomechanical alignment, functional capacity and shoe gear. Emphasis will be placed on quick recovery from the current injury, and proactive preventative treatments for the future. This may include physical therapy treatments, strength, and flexibility work, orthotics for biomechanical control, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and alternative therapies including acupuncture, homeopathic, or magnetic therapy.

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We are leading sports medicine specialists whose patients include world class and Olympic athletes, collegiate and high school champions, dancers, as well as recreational and fitness athletes. Our goal is to keep you active by treating the cause of your pain. Treatment begins with biomechanical and form analysis. We use sports specific orthotics, massage and exercise therapy for musculoskeletal problems. If treatment requires surgery, Dr O’Brian is Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr O’Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Physicians Plus -Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation 1700 W. Diversey Pkwy. Chicago, IL. 60614 • 773-FIT-0033 Dr. Paul A. Marando D.C., C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) Dr. Tim P. Marando D.C., N.D. Physicians Plus is a progressive physical medicine and sports rehabilitation center that treats musculoskeletal injuries from the feet to the head. Dr. Paul Marando and Dr. Tim Marando emphasize thorough, comprehensive evaluations to provide individualized rapid treatment programs that keep our patients doing what they love. When combining detailed patient education, our patients learn to take care of themselves and see us less often. No therapist referrals will be necessary as we are your doctors and rehabilitative therapists in one. Our goal in working with you is to quickly eliminate pain and provide you with quick, easy access to care. For years, Physicians Plus has enjoyed treating professional and Olympic athletes, as well as providing the same standard of care to all our patients. Physicians Plus provides performance care to athletes looking to get an edge on the competition. We are part of the ART Ironman Performance Care Team and can be found on the Ironman Provider Network. Performance care is a system of treatment which helps lengthen and strengthen muscles before they become injured which results in improved athletic performance. Therapies: • Active Release Techniques® (ART®) • McKenzie Method® • Functional Rehabilitation • Naturopathic Medicine

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Commonly Treated Conditions: Back/Neck Pain • Headaches • Disc herniations • Shoulder pain • Lateral epicondylitis • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Bursitis • Hip/knee pain • Tendon injuries • Ankle Sprains • Plantar fasciitis • Foot/ankle pain

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773.283.4470 773.283.4473, fax Sauganash Wellness Center provides quality chiropractic care and massage therapy — treatments that reduce pain and enhance your health. Whether you are an athlete in training or looking to maintain optimum performance, our non-invasive treatments will fit you and your family’s active lifestyle and individual needs. Conditions we treat at Sauganash Wellness Center include arthritis, back or neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc herniations, headaches, muscular pain or injury, sciatica, sports-related injuries, whiplash and more. The Sauganash Wellness Center has been recognized as a Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce because they exemplify what the chamber represents – business, service and community. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Deanna Minkler and Rachel Shaffer, the center has become an important part of the community. Minkler and Shaffer have participated in and donated their services to Lincolnwood’s Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Turkey Trot and annual summer Fest, as well as many other events in Greater Chicago including the WTTW Family Walk and Fun Run, the Edison Park Turkey Trot and the Chicago Police Memorial Fund Run to Remember 5K Walk/Run. A licensed Chiropractic for more than 10 years, Dr. Deanna Minkler, D.C., CHt, specializes in sports rehabilitation and pediatric chiropractic. To assist athletes recover from injuries at a quicker pace, Minkler has become certified in Kinesiotaping, the treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, and the Graston Technique, which treats acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.

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“Becoming a successful chiropractor has been my ambition since I was nine years old,” Dr. Minkler shares. “Being a part of a person’s transition from discomfort and impaired movement to pain free mobility is my greatest reward. My profession is challenging and stimulating and it inspires me every day!”


Rachel Shaffer is a licensed and certified massage therapist who has been in practice for more than 9 years. Specializing in assisting professional athletes, Shaffer has become an expert in deep tissue and sports massage. She also excels at prenatal and geriatric therapy.


Enhance your current health... and your future health with care from our certified and licensed doctors and practitioners. Sauganash Wellness Center is conveniently located at 6160 N. Cicero Avenue, just one block east of the Eden’s Expressway (I-94) and one block north of Peterson Avenue on Chicago’s North Side. Many insurance plans accepted. Now accepting new patients.

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it in 1989. At that time, I was a basketball player back in Israel and three of my friends were doing triathlons. I thought it would be interesting since I hated running, but triathlon would be a good thing because it has a variety of sports. I didn’t train, just showed up for four or five races in the first few years. After a couple years I took a break. I came to Chicago and did my masters in physiology and exercise science. In 1997 I needed to make a change. I was overweight, overqualified and under paid for my job. I decided that an Ironman would be a great solution for that problem. I raced my first Kona Ironman in ’98 and found an amazing sponsor that worked with me for six years. I always say that my sponsor got me through what I call my “PhD program.” During these six years I raced Kona three times and did four other Ironman races and many shorter races. 2002 was my last sponsored year. While racing I founded Well-Fit Triathlon and Training and was also coaching individual athletes and small groups. I started the first cycling class on bike trainers back in ’99 using small rooms and underground basements. Since then I have climbed up the coaching ranks to become a [USAT] Level III coach. At Well-Fit we focus on providing what athletes need and help make people faster. I don’t think anyone wants to get slower. Human potential is a lot bigger than what people show you or are willing to tell you. My goal as a coach is to get that potential out. 62

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Q What else is involved in becoming a triathlon coach? A Every year, there is traveling to two to four locations, working with and listening to other coaches coach. There’s also the USAT symposium and other coaching seminars, traveling to California and helping with talent development camps and to Colorado to work with the resident team. It involves a lot of learning and experimenting. It’s an amazing experience. The coaching I got during the time I was an athlete was from the best back then which was a group of coaches in San Diego. There are a lot more options for training now and in different ways and you have to pick and choose. Just remember that “new” does not always mean “better.” I believe to be a good coach you have to have a wide range of knowledge. In other countries, programs won’t let you be a coach if you don’t have a degree in the field. I think USAT is doing a really good job raising the bar in the certification process. Q What do you do as a triathlon coach? A As a coach, the challenge is balancing training

in three different sports. A running coach, a swim coach or a bike coach might not understand how we put things together. That’s one aspect of the answer. The other aspect is that triathlon coaches have their own traditions, which sometimes are triathlon based, but they have to go back and learn from the swim, bike and run coaches. It’s required and never too late. In the last six months, I’ve been

mentored by one of the greatest run coaches in the world. You have to continuously evolve and learn new things. In the beginning, you copy what other people do, then you develop your own coaching methods and philosophy, add in new information and tweak things based on previous experience, and that’s how you evolve as a coach. You can be a program writer or a coach. As a program writer you get the information from your athlete and you write the plan based on that information. A coach uses the training plan as one of the tools to coach an athlete. Hands-on interaction with athletes is key in my coaching style and what makes the difference. Once or twice a week you actually meet your clients for a session. They come into the training center, do a drill session or video tape analysis or endurance efficiency test. This is where coaching is being done. Q How have you seen coaching benefit your athletes? A The interaction, the guidance: a good coach should be just as good as a good lawyer or doctor. I offer quality guidance and sometimes hold them back, sometimes push them forward and make them believe in themselves. I’m a very straight forward coach. I’m going to tell you things the way they are. There are different ways to do things and I’ve noticed a lot of people do the right thing. Proper “fit” between an athlete and a coach is crucial to achieving maximum potential.

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