I picked up my bib and shirt from Fleet Feet Sports. I also bought some sunscreen. :)
The shirt is pretty cool. reminds me of Boston Marathon colors.
I like that the bib has our names on it! And I like that I'm in one of the seeded corrals :)
The races in Chicago are different than other races I've ran elsewhere because for most of the larger ones (shamrock, soldier field, Chicago half, and Chicago marathon) you need to submit a previous time to qualify for a corral, instead of just stating what time you expect to run on the registration form. This has been one of my favorite things about the bigger races here.
1. It gives me a challenge to achieve a certain qualifying time.
2. It's awesome to experience a smooth start and not dodge walkers or slower runners for a few miles (or get in the way of faster runners) Instead, you start with people who are in a similar level as you.
My goals for this race:
Not over do it because I'm more concerned with the half marathon next week. I need to qualify for a seeded corral for the Chicago marathon.
Treat it as a long/ tempo run.
I'll push a little, but just not go all out.
I'm predicting a sub 1:27 for this race.
Tonight will be the 3rd night of
Angel hair with vodka sauce. Can't get enough!
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!
And a big THANK YOU to all the servicemen and women for keeping our country safe.
Are you running any races this weekend?
What are your Memorial Day plans?