I did this last year. Loved Chicago.
I got a good deal staying at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel right opposite the Cloud Gate. Ten minute walk to the start.
Look out for Odyssey Cruises off the Navy Pier. They did a pasta cruise on the Saturday which was much cheaper than normal cruises.
Marathon day it was very hot, but i understand it can be equally cold at that time of year.
Am i seeing things or are they offering cups of tea at some of the drink stations?
I'm used to seeing tables filled with cups of water and energy drinks but the thought of slowing down to add milk and sugar at a table seems amusing.
Wonder if there will be cake as well
I vowed to keep up with this thread this time but it moves on so fast so I apologies if this has been asked already…
I’m doing the up to 70 miles plan and this week a 22 miler is scheduled.
Never run this far before in training. I did the up to 55 mile plan four times with maximum runs of 20 miles.
Do I need to fuel for this during the run? I will be running for around 3H30. Haven’t fuelled for the 20 milers.
Is it more important in training to finish the 22 miles with fuel or would there be more benefit if I got to just over 20 miles and crashed through lack of?
I really fancy doing this, although when i mention it to friends they describe it more strongly than Goofy
I got in.
Not sure if that makes me lucky or not.
Will be my 4th Major.
Two hotels reserved already...
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