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Tips for A Successful Race Day

Getting ready for race day is just as important as the training itself. A successful race day involves planning proper fueling, logistics, traveling, and gear. Race day logistics can feel overwhelming—especially if you are running a course in an unfamiliar area. These race day tips will set you up for success. Stick to your usual […]

Why Do Runners Get Shin Splints?

If you’ve ever felt a nagging pain or tingling along the inside of your shinbone (tibia), you may have what’s known as shin splints. The good news is with proper recovery and tips from your physical therapist, this injury doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love. Click here to learn more about […]

Nutrition 101 with John Kim, DNP

Nutrition is an essential component to perform at your best, recover faster and more effectively, and to maintain overall health. The food we eat provides the energy and nutrients needed to fuel, repair, and to support the immune system during your run. Here are some key considerations for nutrition and running: Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are the […]

A Complete Core Workout for Runners

Running can place up to 3 times your body weight of force on the body. Because of this extremely high demand, having a strong core is important. The core muscles include the diaphragm, transverse abdominus, rectus abdominus, obliques, pelvic floor, and multifidus. These muscles provide stability to the trunk when the arms and legs are […]

Training Tip: Start Hydrated

Reaching new goals begins before you lace up your shoes, but with a little proactive hydration, you can hit the ground running.  To proactively hydrate, it’s important to drink fluids regularly throughout the day, rather than waiting until you feel thirsty. Start your day with 8 ounces of water.Yep, even before your morning coffee! Electrolytes […]

Let Joe’s Pacers Help You Reach Your Half Marathon Goal

So, you’re going to run a half marathon….13.1 miles. Whether it’s your first half marathon or your fiftieth, 13.1 miles is still an awfully long distance. That’s why the Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend Team provides Joe’s Pacers to help you have the optimal race day experience. Sometimes I hear from first timers that they […]

Woman to Woman: Let’s Talk Running

As a female athlete, the one constant in my exercise routine is regular running. Running is the cheapest, easiest, most accessible, most adaptable form of exercise, especially for a woman living in the Midwest. From regular, year-round distance running in my 20s, to running during my pregnancies to stay healthy and active, to losing the […]

Walk, Run & Roll with Team Noah

Noah Lukach’s smile could light up Memorial Stadium singlehandedly. One of my absolute favorite moments in our annual 5K on race weekend was welcoming Noah and his family at the finish line. Team Noah, they called themselves, and they completed our 5K nine times. And we loved them. Noah’s mom, Licia, created Team Noah in […]

Want to earn free ASICS race swag?

Want to earn FREE ASICS RACE SWAG? The 2023 Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend is just a few months away, and we’re launching our new Referral Rewards program. If you can get five people to sign up to complete any distance with us, you’ll receive a WE RUN THIS TOWN ASICS tech tee to show […]

Running With Pain? You Might Have One of These Common Running Injuries

You’re out running on your favorite trail, and so far, everything about your run is perfect. But then, you feel an unusual burn in your heel. Or a discomforting pull of your hamstrings just behind your knee. You might even misstep and roll an ankle. Running, like any other sport, has its fair share of […]