The Starting Line

Winter Motivation

Sticking with your workout routine is not so easy in December.

There are presents to buy and parties to attend. It’s also cold and dark, and there’s snow on the ground. All that makes it hard to get out for a run or to the gym for an exercise class.


Fit for a present; fit in the future.

Athletes are notoriously picky about their stuff.


The Fit List

Jingle, jingle, jingle. The Jingle Bell Run is this weekend in Champaign.
As there are fewer races during the winter months, I’m going to post those that I know of through early January. The Fit List will appear occasionally for the next few months, rather than every week, to update you on events.
Happy running/biking/etc. in the New Year!


Birthplace of the Marathon

Talk about a race with some history to it.


The Fit List

Run off some of those calories you ate on Thanksgiving. Here’s the list of upcoming races. They race calendar is getting shorter, so pick a race and enter while you can.

This weekend:
— FOLEPI River Trail Classic


The Fit List

The Fit List is getting skinnier, but there are still races out there to be run.
Check out the list and find one to enter.

This weekend:
— Mattoon Santa Chase


Wondering if you should exercise if you have a cold?

Got the sniffles? A sore throat, or nagging cough?

It’s cold and flu season. And if you’re feeling crummy, you may be wondering if you should go to the gym or for your run or walk, or skip it in favor of chicken soup and the couch.


Energizer Bonnie

Bonnie McElwee was running her second marathon, the now-defunct Freedom Marathon at Allerton Park.


The Fit List

Enjoy the extended fall with a run in the woods at Mahomet this weekend.
Here’s the list of upcoming races.

This weekend:
— Run for the Library
This 5K run and walk is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. The race benefits the Mahomet Public Library and the Mahomet Rotary Club.


Heat training could help your performance now

Remember those hot, humid days this summer when you ended your run or your bike ride feeling like you just worked out in a sauna?

Yeah, me neither. Well, maybe I do, but it sure seems like a long time ago.

But that heat training could serve you well now.


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