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Chicago Endurance Sports
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Car theft, Bruce Lee, and Hoka Athlete Rajpaul Pannu
On this episode you'll learn how both a Tylenol commercial and Bruce Lee can inspire someone living an unhealthy lifestyle into becoming a world-class runner. Dave Zimmer, owner of Fleet Feet Chicago, sits down with Hoka One One athlete Rajpaul Pannu to discuss his journey to successful marathoner/ ultra- marathoner. Note from editor: Some training practices discussed may not appropriate to all runners, consult with your coach.
20 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Meet The Coaches Summer 2021
CES prides itself on having a diverse coaching team, staffed with friendly approachable personalities. While they all share a passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping people achieve their fitness goals, each member of our 2021 Summer coaching staff brings a set of unique experiences and skills. Combined, our coaches make for a cornucopia of running knowledge and an endless supply of insight. In this episode you get a little taste of the talented and motivational CES coaching team. Throughout the course of your journey we encourage you to get to know as many of the coaches as you can.
56 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Failure, Success, and the Endurance Athlete
Whether it is during training or in races, as endurance athletes we are always challenging ourselves to achieve more. But what happens when we fail to meet our expectations? It’s been said that you can’t be brave without being vulnerable. You can’t achieve great things without failing.On this episode Coach Michael and Coach Kristina, address the topic of Failure and Success. Coach Kristina, a licensed clinical psychologist, helps us to better understand failure and success, and how this understanding can positively influence our running pursuits, as well as how we can prevent it from hampering our progress.Among the many things covered, Kristina and Michael discuss topics ranging from how to deal with disappointment, strategies for avoiding common mental traps, the power of gratitude, and setting yourself up for success.Reference: Brene Brown
46 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Race Prep 2020 - Getting Ready For Race Day
In this episode CES Coaches Cynthia, Lori, and Michael discuss how to get the most out of your training on race day. They start off by walking you through race week, addressing the many things you should and should not be doing the days leading up to your goal race. From there, the discussion switches to Race Day, starting with race morning, taking you through your race, and post race recovery.Goal setting, settling pre-race jitters, mental strategies, race planning, recovery, and much more; this episode is chock full of practical tips and suggestions to help you maximize your race experience and celebrate all the hard work you have put in.
57 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Running and The Power of the Group
Get ready for a fun and spirited discussion with the Purple team from the South Loop. While they are back of the packers and like to have a good time, as you will learn, this does not take away from the fact they they are serious and dedicated athletes. Their spirit to motivate and support each other exemplifies so much of what Chicago Endurance Sports is all about.While this conversation is certainly a ton of fun, you will quickly discover it to be very honest and thoughtful, as we discuss what has bonded these runners together, and what continues to drive them individually and as a whole; even through the challenges of a pandemic.At its core, this South Loop crew celebrates running by uplifting each other. By the end of this episode, don't be surprised if you find yourself longing to be part of this self described tribe.
68 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Coaches Corner - 2020 - All Things Nutrition
In this episode of Coaches Corner, Coach Lori speaks with fellow CES coach and Board-Certified Sports Dietitian Allison Koch about how the way you fuel your body effects you as a runner. Coach Allison provides tangible, practical advice on how you should be filling your plate throughout your training and how being smart about your nutrition can positively impact your running performance. Allison, an accomplish marathoner in her own right, draws on her personal experience, as well as science, to explain why what , when, and how much you eat and drink matters.The discussion includes suggestions for timing and planning your eating so it works with your training and race goals. Allison also offers her professional insight on common misconceptions as well as popular nutritional trends.Get set for a heaping healing of insight and information you can easily and immediately put into practice.You can find Coach Allisons nutrition blog here: https://runningrdn.com/blog
91 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Coaches Corner - 2020 - The Long Run
When people enter into training for an endurance event, often the central focus immediately goes to The Long Run. In this episode of Coaches Corner coaches Lori, Cynthia, and Michael take a deep dive look into all aspects of The Long Run. They talk about the purpose The Long Run serves in race prep, how to build a solid weekly routine so you are prepared for every long run, and good practices and strategies on the path to successfully get through your weekly Long Run. From poop to not pooping out and from pee to pie, this Coaches Corner is guaranteed to entertain you as well as deliver all sorts of useful, practical, and sometimes geeky, information to assist you in you training..
28 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Location Journey - Elmhurst
For this installment of Location Journeys, Coach Lori talks with Coach Katie, lead Coach for the CES Elmhurst location. In this episode, we get the opportunity to learn what it is like to train with the Elmhurst crew, as Coach Katie shares some of the many characteristics that make the Elmhurst location a unique place to train. You'll get to know a bit about the Elmhurst staff, pacers, and participants, and how they work together to create a welcoming family environment for runners of any level. In addition, expect to be motivated as Coach Katie shares her personal running journey as well as her contagious positive spirit. We hope you enjoy this stop on the CES Location Journey.
58 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Prepping Your Mind for Running Success
Your training schedule provides detailed information on how to get yourself physically prepared for race day, but what about the mental side? In this episode we talk with CES coach and clinical psychologist Dr. Kristina Pecora about ways to avoid mental traps associated with running and taking on big personal challenges. Coach Kristina talks about how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals, provides tools for dealing with emotions such as fear and doubt, managing disappointment, overcoming motivational blocks, and how you can use Mindfulness to empower your training journey. There is great info here for every athlete.
36 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Coaches Corner - 2020 - Week 3
From Snowflakes to Vampires, in this episode Coach Lori and Coach Cynthia address many of the common questions they tend to get at the start of a training season. Lori and Cynthia discuss topics such as the best shoe to run in, which timing device to get, and why and how to choose a hydration system. They also explain a bit more about Training Peaks, and how to make your training plan work for you. And of course, just as you'd expect they have some fun too!
12 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
Meet Your Coaches
In this episode, members of the CES coaching staff introduce themselves, share what drives them as coaches, and provide some tips for a successful training season. Everyone of our coaches brings their own unique journey, experiences, and specialties to training. Together this team possesses an infectious energy and a wealth of knowledge they are eager to share. Throughout the season you can expect to learn a great deal from them as well as about them.
59 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Coaches Corner - 2020 - Training Plans
Coach Lori and Coach Cynthia kick-off the season by covering an important aspects of the training program. They discuss the training schedules; how they are assigned and what the different colors mean. They go over many of the different workouts you'll find on your schedule, their purpose and how to perform them. And finally they break down the phases of training season, which will help you understand how your training plan was designed.
11 minutes | May 31, 2020
Get Ready for CES 2020 Summer Training
In our first ever podcast, we go over what you can expect from the 2020 CES Summer training season. We discuss some of the many things we are working on to support your training and get you race-day ready. We also address the steps you will want to take now so you are ready for the official start of the training season.We are so excited to finally share our podcast with all of you. It's our hope that it becomes another useful tool to enhance your training.
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