The #SwimSafe LADYBUG PROJECT

#SwimSafe #LadyBugProject #FreeSwimBuoy #PassItOn (in one year) The #SwimSafe #LadybugProject was started by Coach Chris in 2019 as he was completing his 100th outdoor triathlon (achieved while attempting an unprecedented “quintuple” Chicago Triathlon challenge!). Coach Chris decided to celebrate his 100th triathlon achievement by offering 100 FREE SWIM BUOYS TO ANYONE in order to encourageContinue reading “The #SwimSafe LADYBUG PROJECT”

Take the January 2021 Multisport Research Survey!

4 STAR ENDURANCE is supporting MULTISPORT REASEARCH to help the endurance sports industry during these challenging times, and that starts with hearing from you – our athletes and community! We’d really appreciate your input on an anonymous survey to better understand athlete motivations during the current pandemic. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanceContinue reading “Take the January 2021 Multisport Research Survey!”

Kickstart your 2021 #DreamingSeason

Do you swim, bike, or run? Whether you’re a cyclist, runner, triathlete, swimmer, OR a triathlete – there are two different “VIRTUAL CHALLENGES” going on right now as part of the 100% completely free USA TRIATHLON #VirtualTri promotions that feature over $5,000 in prizes – a great way to INSPIRE and kickstart your 2021 seasonContinue reading “Kickstart your 2021 #DreamingSeason”

Women’s Virtual Cycling Tips for Zwift!

Virtual cycling eSports platforms like Zwift have been a tremendous space for gender parity in bike riding, racing, coverage, and generally great for getting more women on two wheels and into the sport of cycling! The indoor cycling scene is also a safe, friendly, and an empowering platform that can really boost your fitness too!Continue reading “Women’s Virtual Cycling Tips for Zwift!”

5 Great Virtual vEveresting Tips

This is a copy of Coach Chris’ blog post from June 27th, 2020 after his first ever Virtual Everesting (vEveresting). Scroll below for the 5 key tips that helped him complete this epic challenge! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! What an adventure Virtual Everesting was… climbing up over 29,029 feet (the height of Mount Everest) in aContinue reading “5 Great Virtual vEveresting Tips”

HOW TO COMPLETE STRUCTURED WORKOUTS ON SMART TRAINERS

“Structured Workouts” are detailed workouts delivered through TrainingPeaks where every single interval is custom-tailored to you. These workouts can be designed off a wide variety of variables – such as your “Threshold” Pace, Power, Heart Rate, or your “Max HR” in order to ensure that you are getting custom-tailored workouts specifically designed and calibrated toContinue reading “HOW TO COMPLETE STRUCTURED WORKOUTS ON SMART TRAINERS”

RunSmart Calculator + TrainingPeaks!

RUN SMARTER!Trying to figure out what pace to aim for your (long) runs? If you’re training towards an endurance event, we recommend that runners consider pacing different weekly runs at different paces…. don’t always run the same pace! But the hardest thing to figure out is typically where to start – and in particular, whatContinue reading “RunSmart Calculator + TrainingPeaks!”

Run Routes in Chicago

Here are some great neighborhood and “hidden gem” run routes in Chicago! LAKEVIEW / UPTOWN: 1.55mi Graceland Cemetery Loop (2 loops = perfect 5k): https://www.strava.com/routes/28524984 3-mile Lakeview Loop: https://www.strava.com/routes/28230946 4-mile Lakeview Loop: https://www.strava.com/routes/28230946 LINCOLN PARK: Lincoln Park 5k Loop: https://www.strava.com/routes/28277850 SOUTH LOOP / DOWNTOWN: 2.5-Mile “Roosevelt Hill” Loop: https://www.strava.com/routes/28371561 3.1-Mile Rose Garden 5k Loop (1.56miContinue reading “Run Routes in Chicago”