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  • Podcast 14: Finding Strength in Running with Dan Tun

    Dan Tun, Cofounder of Dare2tri, and EDGE member, discusses his background in team sports, his training journey the past year, and his passion for supporting the growth of adaptive sports. Dan shares about the ups and downs in his training process in 2018 as he faced many personal challenges, and yet overcame and pushed forward with the support of a strong community around him. As you’ll hear, he has much to look forward to both personally and professionally moving forward! Hosted by Laura Ohms Subscribe and rate through the Simplecast player above, or on iTunes ....

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  • Membership and Day Pass in Chicago - EDGE Athlete Lounge - Silver Rush 50M Race Recap by Coach Katie

    Silver Rush 50M Race Recap by Coach Katie

    "The goal has to be greater than the fear, the fear of the unknown, of the pain, of the distance, the goal has to win over the fear." With the Ice Age 50 Mile under my belt, I had gained confidence and knowledge, but was still humbled by how tough I knew this course was going to be. I had been dreaming about this race for two years.Ever since I heard Robyn (the owner of Edge where I coach) talk about her experience of racing Silver Rush in 2016, it stuck with me…I remember thinking this sounds amazing (and awful)!!!I want to do this one day!!! We have good friends that we’ve celebrated all our 40th birthdays together, this year it was my turn to ....

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  • Podcast 13: It's a New Year, with the EDGE Community

    It's a New Year and time to reflect on the 2018 season and share new ambitions for 2019. We sit down with our diverse community of athletes and hear highlights from this past season and hopes for the year ahead. This unique episode provides a glimpse into the athletes that together make EDGE what it has become today. Hosted by Laura Ohms Subscribe and rate through the Simplecast player above, or on iT u nes ....

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  • Membership and Day Pass in Chicago - EDGE Athlete Lounge - Balancing a Busy Life by Coach Laura

    Balancing a Busy Life by Coach Laura

    Let me first say that I find it curious and intriguing that I ended up writing on this topic. I do not feel I am experienced in “ balancing a busy life,” nor do I feel I’m particularly qualified to write about such a matter. In fact, I’ve mastered “busy life,” but the balance piece I’m still working on. However, I do think I’ve made some progress this past year. In fact, yes, year one with a baby forces you to rethink, reevaluate, and renegotiate your priorities in a whole new way. You have no choice but to focus on the basics in life, namely survival. So, I had to let a lot of other things go those first six months or so of my son’s ....

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  • Podcast 12: Being Present with Fran Rugo

    Fran Rugo, strength and yoga coach at EDGE, discusses some of her biggest learns as an athlete this past year, as well as shares some tips about how to stay grounded during this holiday season. She encourages us to slow down and be present by tuning into our breath and engaging in an active gratitude practice. Fran’s positive and calming energy is contagious and she even leads us through a guided breathing exercise near the end of the episode. Hosted by Laura Ohms Subscribe and rate through the Simplecast player above, or on iT u nes ....

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  • Podcast 11: Bouncing Back with Stephany Lane

    Stephany Lane discusses the role endurance running has played in her life while balancing family life (mom of 3 kids), working full-time, and working through an unexpected cancer diagnosis. Stephany is currently a cancer survivor of 4 years and a big believer in the power of running to keep you moving forward. She recently ran her 13th marathon (Chicago) for Imerman Angels , a non-profit that provides one-on-one cancer support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , so we're honored to have Stephany share her personal story with us this episode. Hosted by Laura Ohms Subscribe and rate through the Simplecast player above, ....

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  • Membership and Day Pass in Chicago - EDGE Athlete Lounge - 5 Top Trail Tips from Coach Becca

    5 Top Trail Tips from Coach Becca

    Fall is a runner’s paradise. The cooler temperatures, the bright changing leaves, and crisp air all practically beg us to go outside for a run. Most goal races have come and gone and off-season is here. It’s a great time of year to use the fitness you’ve built up over the summer to try something new. Enjoy the weather and explore new locations with trail running! Trail running has a number of benefits that can translate to improved road fitness. Trail running has softer surfaces, which can lead to fewer injuries. Most trails are hilly, which can improve power, strength and speed. Technical trails also work more stabilizing muscles and fast footwork that ....

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  • Podcast 10: The Ultra Mindset

    Scott Lehman discusses his upcoming return to the Leadville Trail 100 this summer following a failed attempt at the same ultra marathon last year. He specifically speaks about how significant the mental game is for athletes and how he has found some new strategies to work with this time around. Scott is the father of 2 young girls and works long hours but yet still finds the time to train hard and pursue his goals. Hosted by Laura Ohms Subscribe and rate through the Simplecast player above, or on iTunes ....

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  • Membership and Day Pass in Chicago - EDGE Athlete Lounge - Perfect Your Peak Week

    Perfect Your Peak Week

    You're nearing the top of your mountain of training - here are some tips and tricks from our EDGE Coaches on how to perfect your Peak Week.
    Coach Worm:
    You will not feel like you did during the vast majority of training, which will freak you out. The extra rest, energy, and overall focus on every little ache and pain is normal. These are not reasons to second guess yourself or change your race plan.

    Coach Shawna:
    The last "real" week to nail that nutrition for race day. It's not just the fuel during the run but what you're eating leading up to it too. You are what you eat!
    Coach Katie:
    Treat the WHOLE week like you would ....

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  • Membership and Day Pass in Chicago - EDGE Athlete Lounge - Crewing an Ultra: Tales & Takeaways by Coach Shawna

    Crewing an Ultra: Tales & Takeaways by Coach Shawna

    Last summer, I decided to crew CCC in Chamonix France for my friend Miana. Leading up to the race we had planned all of the details of where we were going to stay, when we were going to check in, how we were going to get there, but one thing we didn't talk about was how I was going to get around other than using Transportation provided by the race. We bought my bus ticket provided through the UTMB website; all seemed good to go. / / PLAN YOUR CREW TRANSPORT & PACK TWO BAGS / / I printed it out before we left the states and had everything ready to go. It happened to be raining the entire time we were there so basically once we had checked in and got her race packet we went ....

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