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.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
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...