- Less likely to stop when i get tired. (to stretch, eat chomps, take in the scenery, take photos, etc...)
- Going to be held/hold myself more accountable for running.
- Going to make some new friends!
- Able to get all the running talk out of my system before I get home.. (who am i kidding?!)
- Push myself more than before. I want a killer PR in this race.
Im a little nervous about the whole group thing. Haven;t done that since high school cross country a decade ago. But i'm excited to be around runners and make friends who will divulge all of the must- eats in Chicago.
The only thing Im conflicted about is the training starts on June 4, but I couldn't help myself and had to register for the
Did you know that if you do the 13.1 on June 4 and the Chicago Half marathon September 11, you can do the Windy City 26.2 Challenge!! You get another medal (YAY because thats the reason I do half marathons instead of shorter distances lol) a combined time, and special packet pickup for the Chicago half. And also: "There accomplishment will also give them the privilege of boasting to you family, friends and co-works that you ran a full marathon in the summer of 2011." the weird grammar is taken directly from the website...
UM, NO! You do not run a "full marathon" by doing 2 half marathons 3 months apart... SORRY must disagree. It's still a HUGE accomplishment- just not a "full marathon.".i'll step off my soapbox now.
I will have to decide whether to bail on the first week of the CES training, or to go to the other location for the Sunday run instead for this one time. It's a 20 week program and I dont plan on missing any other training runs- so maybe i'll just pick it up for week 2.
I'm really excited for marathon #4. (and the other races before it)
Have you ever trained with a group? What did you like/dislike about it?