Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:46:43 +0200
- Running Down My Dreams
Chicago 2009: Ready to Roll
- Just a touch above the freezing point with winds around 6 mph. That's what is expected for conditions as we line up tomorrow for the Chicago Marathon. Far more comfortable than the heat and humidity that runners felt the past two years.
I hit this week's mileage exactly as I had planned: 25 miles at relatively easy pace for the most part, with exception to a couple of miles at goal pace.
Unfortunately, I had a really busy week with travel and a couple of poor night's sleep. Also, my diet was not as strong as I would have like it to have been as I approach a marathon.
It's all good. I have put in the training. I am in pretty good shape.
I'll be running with the 3:00 pace group tomorrow. Hopefully, I can sneak out in front of them as we approach the final miles and hang on for a sub-3. We'll see.
This will be my 3rd Chicago Marathon and my 17th overall. I am excited that the conditions will allow us to leave it all out there tomorrow; unlike the last two years.
Marathon #4 of 2009 is here. Time to go get it...