The Starting Line
You need to get in your long training run for this spring's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, but the roads and sidewalks are covered with snow that has become packed and icy. You can't bear to run 16 miles on a treadmill or around a small indoor track.
How to stay safe on the roads in bad weather conditions? Screw shoes.
Cross-country season has been over for two months, but many runners from Urbana’s middle school team are still running together. Since the end of the season, they’ve met for weekly runs on Sunday afternoons at the Urbana home of Marty and Becky Williams.
I'm waiting for snow. Rather impatiently, as I'm desperate to cross-country ski.
I enjoy cross-country skiing, but I'm pretty inexperienced at it. So, I really have no business attempting a 23-kilometer ski race. But I've entered it, and now I need to train.
Black Friday has come and gone, and I have yet to purchase a single Christmas gift. This is nothing new, and I'm not panicking. Yet.
If you also have a lot of shopping to do and an athlete to buy for, you're in luck. I talked with several endurance athletes about what they hope to find under the tree and gift ideas for other athletes in their sports.
Here are their suggestions: