The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Pedal with the pack

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much of a cyclist.

I like it, but in the past, I haven’t bicycled enough for it to feel anywhere near as comfortable as running or swimming.

The Fit List

It looks like another great weekend for running. Good luck if you are doing the Mahomet half marathon or 5K on Saturday. And if you’re in Champaign Saturday evening, keep an eye out for a critical mass of runners in red dresses.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of Aug. 18-19:
Mahomet Half Marathon and 5K

Run for the Fallen

This run/walk didn’t make it into The Fit List last Friday, but it’s coming up this weekend. If you’d like to honor military men and women from Illinois who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, head to Charleston on Saturday.

Run/Walk for the Fallen

The Fit List

Good luck to everyone running Howl at the Moon this weekend! Looks like you’ll have some nice cool weather.
Here’s what else is going on:

Weekend of Aug. 11-12:
This is a 5K run and walk and a kids 1K fun run in St. Joseph on Saturday. The race is a fundraiser for the St. Joseph middle school and high school cross country programs.

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.