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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”

#Healthy4Healthcare

We all have friends in the healthcare industry who are helping to protect us and keep us all healthy by working on the frontlines in the battle against #COVID19. Let’s continue to show them our support to #TrainSafe and #TrainSmart in a #WorldClass manner by staying #Healthy4Healthcare! HEALTHY 4 HEALTHCARE HUMPDAY!Every Wednesday is “hump day”Continue reading “#Healthy4Healthcare”

CHICAGO VIRTUAL CYCLISTS (CVC)

Chicago Virtual Cyclists (CVC) Unite is a completely 100% free and open community for any and all Chicago area cyclists to unite and ride together online on various online virtual cycling platforms – founded in 2019 specifically to help us all survive the #SocialDistancing isolation order in Chicago with more #SocialConnecting fun online! Do youContinue reading “CHICAGO VIRTUAL CYCLISTS (CVC)”

Triathlon Clubs and Communities

Want to join a community of endurance athletes that are motivated to train smarter using TrainingPeaks premium? Consider joining our 4 STAR CLUB! Also, don’t miss these great Chicago-area triathlon clubs and communities! CHICAGO VIRTUAL CYCLISTS (CVC)CVC is a community for cyclists who enjoy cycling indoors on Zwift, Rouvy, RGT Cycling, and other platforms… andContinue reading “Triathlon Clubs and Communities”