The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

I wish I didn’t have to choose between Kirby Derby and the Not Your Average Joe Race this weekend. I’ll be at Joe’s race. I’m sure both will have good crowds, so pick one and go run.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of May 11-12:
Not Your Average Joe

Runner's world view

It’s the largest and oldest ultramarathon in the world — and one of the most famous.

The Fit List

I’m hoping the rain will hold off enough this weekend to get the Tour de C-U bike races in. They are fun to watch.
The Fit List has some running races this weekend too, if you’re recovered from the Illinois Marathon and looking to run. Here’s the list:

Weekend of May 4-5:
Tour de C-U

Keep on riding

Bike to Work Day was just the start.

If you commuted by bicycle Wednesday, don’t put your bike back in the garage just yet.

The Fit List

It’s marathon weekend! Looks like Saturday will be a great day for running.
I’ll be at the expo Friday morning, the 5K Friday evening and on the marathon course on Saturday. Give me a shoutout if you see me.

A resolute bunch

Running is about freedom and fearlessness, whether you are the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, a woman living under oppressive conditions or a Boston Marathoner reeling from last week’s bombings at the race.

'Poster child for courage'

Bill Iffrig — the now-famous 78-year-old Boston Marathoner who was knocked down by the first bomb blast — says he won’t be back at Boston again next year.

He’s not worried about another attack like the one that killed three people and injured nearly 200 more when two bombs exploded at the finish line of last week’s marathon.

The Fit List

It’s one of my favorite running weekends of the year — the River to River Relay in southern Illinois. Hills and more hills. Vans and more vans. Runners in tutus, Muppet costumes and fake butts (really). It’s awesome.
If you won’t be there, here are some other races to consider:

Weekend of April 20-21:
Abe’s Mini Triathlon and Pioneer Sprint

Boston in every runner's heart

Running the Boston Marathon two years ago was one of the best running experiences I’ve ever had.

The runners are thrilled to be there, the spectators are incredibly supportive and the communities from Hopkinton to Boston are so welcoming.