Gear Bag Packing Checklist + Week 4 Boston Training

On Saturday the Fleet Feet Boston365 group and I headed for the hills of Barrington.  Once our long run mileage gets over 15 miles we head out to the ‘burbs to get in hill training so we are better prepared for Boston.  Barrington is about 45 minutes away from Chicago,

Race Report: F3 Half Marathon + Week 3 Boston Training

On Saturday, I competed in my first race of 2016: The F3 Half Marathon.  Signing up for a race in January in Chicago is a gamble but we were lucky enough to have perfect conditions- clear, sunny skies, high of 32°F, and just a slight wind.  It’s hilarious how that

Tips for Running on the Treadmill + Marathon Monday Week 2

  Well Chicago, winter has finally arrived.  A polar vortex descended upon us at the beginning of the week, causing many of us to move inside.  If you’re like me, you’ve had to put up with this beast a few times:   The Treadmill.  Also known as the Dreadmill.  It’s