Sun, 22 Oct 2006

Chicago Marathon 2006

Today was the 29th Chicago Marathon in what the papers describe as challenging conditions: mist, some winds, and generally colder than usual. While that didn't seem to affect the elite runners and the winner (2:07:35, but a fall at the end), a lot of folks in my running group reported results that were only `fine', or worse. I run fairly steady for 20 miles, then slowed a bit but did fine with a course PR of 3:18:49. That is around 7:36 min/mile and about a minute slower than the earlier Sunburst Marathon, but faster than last year or the previous year.

Oh, and this also marks the end of four consecutive weeks with races.

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