| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Snow, Selena, Sophia and Sandburg sports were a few of the people and events that highlighted 2011 in Orland Park. It was a year mixed …...
| Jun 8, 2010
I belong to a class of people who might charitably be called overthinkers — who, when confronted with (gasp) making a decision, will kill any semblance of clarity by bludgeoning it with what ifs.
In matters of the heart, and especially when...
| Sep 7, 2010
You're headed to the gym or for a bike ride after work. Should you sip a sports drink before, guzzle it afterward or stick with water?
The answer, according to sports nutrition experts, is … it depends.
These drinks — Accelerade, Gatorade,...
| Aug 9, 2010
Tackling three sports at once has a strange effect on triathletes: It makes them famously open-minded. Always in learning mode, tri guys and gals flock to clinics to improve their swim-bike-run, pay online coaches big bucks for training advice and love to...
| Jul 16, 2010
What made Larry Brown's addiction acceptable was that it was, at least on the surface, good for him.
He was in his early 40s and running an impressive 50 miles a week. So what if it consumed him; if he thought about it even when his feet weren't...
| Aug 6, 2010
When Libby Jones, who is four months' pregnant, posted on Facebook that she was going to take a Zumba class, a comment immediately popped up:
"It will get your heart rate waaaay up there, so be careful!" To which Jones, 30, replied: "Oh, I didn't know...
| May 10, 2010
The physical challenge of the triathlon is readily apparent. But one of the world's best multisport athletes suggests it may be foremost a mental game.
"Always reach beyond what you think you can accomplish," Chris Lieto, runner-up in the 2009 Ironman...
| Mar 22, 2010
In bike racing and triathlons, aerodynamics can become an obsession. Because overcoming wind resistance is key, riders have for years shelled out big bucks for aero bike frames, aero handlebars, aero wheels and aero helmets — without giving a second...
| Jul 8, 2010
Always a tinkerer's delight, the bicycle offers inventors an endless challenge to improve the ride. The four new accessories below make on- and off-road touring a breeze, indoor training more realistic, fast rides more comfy and data-rich biofeedback...
| Aug 3, 2010
Like many women of her generation, Casey Kelly grew up playing sports. She played soccer and ran track in high school and went on to play four years of soccer at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. But once her final game for the Wildcats ended, so did her...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A 40-year-old Elmhurst woman died of cardiac arrhythmia while competing in the Nautica New York City Triathlon, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office announced …...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Amy Martich hit the water at about 7 a.m. Sunday with about 10 to 15 other swimmers ready to take on the Hudson River in …...