Some official marathon wear has to be purchased, even if it is over-priced.
Felixa - I'm planning to walk down to the start but I am in the Best Western River North so may look to see if there is a shuttle bus going down.
Eggyh73, I was in Berlin last year and also experienced the slow gate!
My breakfast plan is taking my own porridge pot which you just add water to so can have in my room and energy bar.
David, that would be the gate with seemed like a thousand or so folk coming down from the U-Bahn station to what was a small gate manned by two people! Not helped by the families of the runners also trying to get up to the entrance to see them off.
I'll be sticking to my long run breakfast of peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Pretty sure I'll be able to source those ingredients in Chicago.
Less than a week to go.
Just a couple of short gentle runs for me this week. I looked at the weather forecast for Chicago and it looks like it'll be a cool one for us this weekend. I hope that it's accurate as those conditions will be good for me.
Itching to get on the plane and get out there, roll on Thursday. It does look like it turns cooler in Chicago for the weekend.
Looking forward to wearing my Nike Great Britain t-shirt, have ironed on my name and was tempted to iron on the Ryder Cup score on the back!
I fly out on Thursday too, can't wait. I've only got one short run to do here and then the next time I run it'll be an easy jog in Chicago to loosen up the legs before race day.
I can't believe it's almost here, seems like an age since I started planning for this one last December.
Good luck everyone. I hope everyone has a good trip out and an even better day come Sunday. If you see some tall Scottish bloke stuffing his face with food it's probably me!!
Yep, hope everyone has a great trip and all goes well in the race. Will be looking out for fellow Brits out on course.
I hope everyone was as happy as Kebede looked. He was really bouncing around after his finish and new course record (worth an extra $10,000 US)
Back from Chicago today a happy chappy, achieved a new PB - 3 hours 11 minutes 29 seconds. So need to start saving as Boston qualifying time achieved!
Loved Chicago and the course was great and the supporters and volunteers were something else.
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