Sunday, August 1, 2010
Day 1,309: Rock'n'Roll Chicago Half Marathon
CHICAGO -- Wow. This was one of the nicest run races I've been in. For starters, the corrals all made sense on a very wide road so I didn't have to start the race outside of it (like the Atlanta Half Marathon or the Atlanta 13.1 Marathon).
Al Roker from the "Today" show ran in it, his first half marathon and last year's winner Kara Goucher (this year preggo) spoke before it.
The race was extremely flat and the weather (maybe 64 to 77 degrees) was extremely cool. It was scenic, taking you over the city's canal bridges and offering really nice views of Lake Michigan and the skyline.
We ran a nice pace the whole time, felt like a training run. All in all, if I can train for the marathon this way, things will be looking great!
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Temp: 64 to 77 degrees
Gear: CFSST (Patagonia red), shorts, Nike Air Pegasus+ 26/B.