I once again packed a suitcase to take to this race since the weather said snow.
|Stolen from Gary|
Luckily just a few light flurries. It wasn't actually that cold, it just was annoyingly windy.......wait, this just in: Chicago is apparently known as the Windy City.... so yeah windy but let's start from the beginning.
I woke up at 4:15, ate a protein pancake, layered up and hit the road. The race was about an hour and twenty minutes from my front door. The first time I have headed downtown and not hit traffic. 5 a.m. is the magic hour. I left earlier than needed because I was on the hunt for free street parking and I found some in the most magical spot known to runners- right next to the Porto potties and a few steps from the start. Bean for the WIN.All Community Events. Packet pick-up opened at 6:50 and the start of the race was 8:15. I was worried about fitting in all my pre-half miles so I went out for a two mile loop- grabbed my packet and headed back out for a five miler to get in my seven miles for my 20 mile marathon training run. I did a preview of the course this way which was nice because I could see where all the water stops were. I was also able to take pictures of the course prior to the race to share with you all. What can I say I am a giver.
#27 done in 2:10:13
20 miles done in 3:17:15
|Nice medal and nice long sleeve run shirt.|