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KovasP

Downers grove, Illinois
I'm a father of 4, husband to an amazing woman, and an endurance enthusiast.  In 1995 I ran the Chicago Marathon and then basically stopped exercising and gained a lot of weight. In late 2007, I began a slow journey back to fitness. In fits and starts, I tried a variety of things,... Full Bio
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In Praise of the Hoodie; Spartan Up!; ZOOMA Chicago Ambassadors by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Is there any one piece of clothing that is so simple, yet is both comfortable and utilitarian at the same time? I recently got rid of all my hoodies, as they had not a ... Read on »
Becoming Ski Patrol: Step 1 Complete by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Two years ago, after nearly thirty years away from the slopes, I tried snowboarding in Breckenridge. While enjoyable, I missed skiing and got back on two planks last y ... Read on »
Slip Slidin' Away by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Friday's outing to Starved Rock did not go as planned, but, as always, our family had a great time. After checking that the park was open - it had been closed partially due ... Read on »
Wintry Weekend Planned by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Even though Friday is the meteorological end of winter, it's business as usual here in the Midwest. With only a possibility of comparatively balmy wind chills in the low neg ... Read on »
Basic Bodyweight Exercises by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Not me, obviously, but isn't this planche a thing of beauty? A few weeks back I wrote about the indoor training I've been doing in lieu of running on the treadmill (sin ... Read on »
Paralympic Games Sochi 2014 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'll admit to some let-down after the Olympics, both from a viewing and a medal perspective (I didn't win any, AGAIN!). Kind of a bummer that NBC showed so little of the Gam ... Read on »
Covet List: Indoor Training by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hints of warmer weather these days (above freezing!), but winter will continue for another couple of months. And, while there are plenty of things to do outside, it's also n ... Read on »
Four Lakes SnoFest 2014 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Four Lakes SnoFest 2014 took place place Saturday. Even though our day was packed with things happening (Saturday School, soccer, basketball, etc.), I managed to m ... Read on »
Reebok ZQuick Running Shoes by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. “These shoes will make you UNNATURALLY QUICK!” According to Reebok, ZQUICK takes inspiration fro ... Read on »
Movies and Indoor Training by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I hear a lot of people complain about training indoors, but to me, it's something I love, especially during winter. Total control over time, weather, and opportunity. Unfort ... Read on »
Healthy Winter Skin - Infographic by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This has been a pretty brutal winter, by most standards, but it hasn't stopped me or many others from getting outside. With the properly layered gear, it's been cold but doa ... Read on »
That's When the Adventure Starts by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I would guess the majority of us, especially those of us with kids, do everything in our power to minimize risk. Nobody wants to stumble off a cliff or fall through th ... Read on »
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today, after all the hype and build up, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are set to start. I'm really excited to watch the games, to cheer on old favorites and find new ... Read on »
Ride American Made by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Not in a jingoistic way, more from an environmentalism view, I'm a big supporter of products that are Made in the USA. Simply put, from a sustainability and resource m ... Read on »
Planning For Spring: Our Garden by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Even though there are six more weeks of Winter, with more polar vortex like weather on the way, I'm okay with it. Since I've been more proactive about getting outside and en ... Read on »
Norge Ski Jump Tournament by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's amazing what happens when you're open to a bit of serendipity. While at the  Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show  in the fall, while walking towards the Adopt-a-Husky boo ... Read on »
Midweek Motivation: Cold is the new Hot by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Polar vortex, shmolar vortex. Yeah, it's cold, but the freezing air activates the brown fat cells, so layer up and get outside! (Please use the handy social media but ... Read on »
Snowshoeing - Blackwell Forest Preserve by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Are you tired of Winter yet? If you're not, perhaps you're more zen than most, or maybe the polar vortices have not affected the area you live in. I've done my share o ... Read on »
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is happening right now, through this weekend, and once again it didn't work out for us to get out there. If you're not familiar with Outdo ... Read on »
Midweek Motivation: Summer Bodies by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon To me, this is an annual struggle - I don't necessarily need a six-pack for summer (though it would be nice), but I'd love to start summer in relatively good shape, ra ... Read on »