The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Helping as easy as ABC

This Sunday, up to several dozen Bloomington-Normal runners will get together for a run and breakfast.

It’s a chance for them to run together and socialize. It’s also a way to raise money for a good cause.

Open water swim results

I wrote recently about open water swimming and some local women who are swimming races in lakes and rivers.

The Fit List

Good luck to everyone doing the Champaign Park District Mini-tri on Saturday. I’ll be swimming this weekend at Evergreen Lake. The Fit List has runs, rides and tris coming up. Here’s the list:

Weekend of Aug. 4-5:
Two Rivers Century
This Kankakee County bicycle ride on Sunday offers six distances — 22, 47, 62, 80, 100 or 124 miles.

St. Jude run video

A group of area runners completed the St. Jude Champaign-Urbana to Peoria Run recently.

The Fit List

Some good races coming up. Saturday is the inaugural (and sold out) Big Ten Network’s Big 10K in Chicago. If you’re running it, I’d like to hear how it went.
Here’s the list of races you can still get into.

Tonight, July 27:
Detweiller at Dark

Open water

Becky Dey of Champaign has always loved being in the water, but it was when she was recovering from a running injury that she got more serious about swimming.

Dey took some swim lessons in the mid-1990s, joined a master’s swim team and then started swimming more in open water.

“I always liked swimming outdoors, in rivers and lakes,” she said.

The Fit List

Good luck to all the St. Jude runners this weekend who are heading to Peoria. Here’s the other runs going on:

Weekend of July 21-22:
Run for the Bagel

The Fit List

Check out the Fisher Fair 5K on Saturday if you’re looking for a fun race to run. It always gets a good crowd. I’m waiting to race again until the following weekend and the Bagelfest in Mattoon.
Here’s the list of races for the next couple of weekends:

Weekend of July 14-15:
Fisher Fair 5K

Safety begins with being smart

Finally! A day when temperatures stay in the 80s.

It seems strange to look forward to 80 degrees for running, biking, tennis or softball. After the past couple of weeks, though, it is such a relief.

The Fit List

Temperatures are still going to be pretty brutal on Saturday, but after that we’ll get a bit of a cool-down. Can’t wait!
Here’s the list of upcoming races:

Weekend of July 6-8:
Main Street Mile