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  • May 24, 2018

    Carb-Loading 101

    Performance Nutrition Specialist Lee Hyrkas breaks down the dos and don’ts of carb-loading Whether you are a runner, other kind of athlete or general fitness enthusiast, you have likely heard someone bring up the topic of carb-loading. Most individuals correlate carb-loading to eating endless plates…

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  • May 17, 2018

    Elite Field Announced for 2018 Bellin Run

    Three recent champs to return as iconic 10K prepares for 42nd year Three recent Bellin Run champions will headline a stellar field of elite athletes competing in the 42nd annual 10K event. Defending women’s champion Kaitlin Gregg Goodman will face off against the record-setting Risper Gesabwa,…

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  • May 16, 2018

    Side Aches: What’s the story?

    Running expert Nate details several theories behind the dreaded side ache If you have been a runner long enough, you’ve experienced the “pleasure” of having a side ache — that debilitating, stabbing pain somewhere around your lower rib cage that cuts your run or race short. I…

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  • May 10, 2018

    Train your Brain

    Running expert Nate tells us why physical training is only one piece of the puzzle A lot of time is spent physically training for our running events. This could be anywhere from four to 20 hours a week, depending on the type and duration of the competition you are training for. But how much time do you…

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  • May 3, 2018

    Nutrition Know-How: Keep it Simple

    Performance Nutrition Specialist Lee Hyrkas shares the value of sticking to the fueling basics With all the different meal plans and diets on the market, deciding on the best option can be downright confusing. I find that clients can become wrapped up in jumping from diet to diet and often lose sight…

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  • May 1, 2018

    Incorporating Cross Training: A How-to Guide

    Running expert Nate helps us understand the value of cross training So you have your running and walking goals set for the upcoming season. You likely have a plan that lays out all of your running and walking days — so what else can you do to reach your goals? Consider cross training. Cross training…

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  • April 25, 2018

    Nutrition Know-How: Building the Perfect Smoothie

    Performance Nutrition Specialist Lee Hyrkas tells us how the perfect smoothie can aid recovery and enhance your training Smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fruits, vegetables and nutrients into your meal plan. Further, smoothies are digested quickly, making them an excellent choice pre- or…

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  • April 19, 2018

    Bellin Running Assessment at Titletown

    Bellin Sports Medicine Physical Therapist Lisa Reinke highlights the advantages of a high-tech running assessment What if I told you that just by looking at the way you run I could help you discover why your knees are sore when you finish a run? Or why you can’t manage to break an hour in the Bellin…

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  • April 17, 2018

    Race Recap: The Boston Marathon!

    Assistant Race Director Linda Maxwell shares her experience running a very chilly, wet and windy 2018 Boston Marathon. Congratulations, Linda! Sunday, April 15 – The Planning Pre-race is always fun for a planner like me; figuring out what to eat and drink, what to wear and when to sleep is all…

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  • April 17, 2018

    Decoding Trendy Topics and Marginal Gains

    Running expert Nate shares how to make a real difference in your training We live in a world where we are bombarded with marketing for the new, next best thing. The running and fitness community has seen impressive advancements over the years — but also plenty of items and ideas that were pure…

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