General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Chicago Marathon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 2
 
 
2013-10-04 10:47 AM
in reply to: rafikichapman

User image

Elite
3498
20001000100100100100252525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
They mention in the participant book this year that the number has to be "fastened" to your shirt but not sure how much they will be anal about this due to the significantly increased/new security measures this year.

I'm bringing a race belt just in case they let us wear them.


2013-10-04 11:15 AM
in reply to: JennyBlaze22

User image

Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by JennyBlaze22 Woohoo one week till packet pickup-- just a tad excited I'm in Corral D this is my 2nd time running Chicago & my 2nd marathon. Also hoping for a 4:15ish (4:22 last year) but have a secret number as well ....HHaha does everyone have that secret goal number that you just cant speak of ?? PuMPeD, Jenny B*

Ha. I'm sure most people have that secret, "the stars have aligned", goal that they dare not speak of.
I know I certainly do.

2013-10-04 11:19 AM
in reply to: lmscozz

User image

Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Originally posted by lmscozz

Hey, it says on the info packet we're supposed to pin our number to our outermost shirt. Are they okay with wearing a race belt? I have a feeling I'll be peeling layers a few miles in.

A race belt is fine.
On the day of the race, a lot of people will be wearing layers, which they will shed at the start. You'll need to show your bib to the volunteers as you enter your corral. I wore a sweater last year while I was waiting in the corral, I had to lift it up to show my number before being allowed in. Some volunteers take this responsibility very seriously.

The info in the packet is just a precaution against bandit runners, I think.

2013-10-04 11:30 AM
in reply to: Brit Abroad

User image

Champion
34263
500050005000500050005000200020001001002525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Keep your fingers crossed this weather forecast doesn't change:

Sun Oct 13
H 65°
L 54°
Cloudy
Chance of rain: 10% Wind: SW at 9 mph
2013-10-04 12:59 PM
in reply to: Brit Abroad

User image

Elite
3498
20001000100100100100252525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Originally posted by Brit Abroad

Originally posted by lmscozz

Hey, it says on the info packet we're supposed to pin our number to our outermost shirt. Are they okay with wearing a race belt? I have a feeling I'll be peeling layers a few miles in.

A race belt is fine.
On the day of the race, a lot of people will be wearing layers, which they will shed at the start. You'll need to show your bib to the volunteers as you enter your corral. I wore a sweater last year while I was waiting in the corral, I had to lift it up to show my number before being allowed in. Some volunteers take this responsibility very seriously.

The info in the packet is just a precaution against bandit runners, I think.




hopefully they won't go anal on the "fastened" to your shirt since it's very easy to give someone else your bib if it's only on a race belt.

I hope we don't have any terrorist issues this year too.
2013-10-04 1:30 PM
in reply to: Steve-

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Originally posted by Steve-
Originally posted by Brit Abroad
Originally posted by lmscozz

Hey, it says on the info packet we're supposed to pin our number to our outermost shirt. Are they okay with wearing a race belt? I have a feeling I'll be peeling layers a few miles in.

A race belt is fine.
On the day of the race, a lot of people will be wearing layers, which they will shed at the start. You'll need to show your bib to the volunteers as you enter your corral. I wore a sweater last year while I was waiting in the corral, I had to lift it up to show my number before being allowed in. Some volunteers take this responsibility very seriously.

The info in the packet is just a precaution against bandit runners, I think.

hopefully they won't go anal on the "fastened" to your shirt since it's very easy to give someone else your bib if it's only on a race belt. I hope we don't have any terrorist issues this year too.

I've always used a race belt (maybe except once)but I wasn't sure with the tightened security. Yes the other (terrorist) security issues is certainly the white elephant in the room.



2013-10-04 3:30 PM
in reply to: Brit Abroad

User image

Atlanta, Georgia
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by Brit Abroad

Some volunteers take this responsibility very seriously.

YES. Do not expect to be able to move corals whatsoever. Learned that lesson last year. 

2013-10-05 11:08 AM
in reply to: mr2tony

User image

Champion
14571
50005000200020005002525
the alamo city, Texas
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by mr2tony Keep your fingers crossed this weather forecast doesn't change: Sun Oct 13 H 65° L 54° Cloudy Chance of rain: 10% Wind: SW at 9 mph

oh baby jesus wearing a t-shirt with a tuxedo on it....PLEASE have this weather next Saturday.  just ran 11 miles in 80+ degrees and that just SUCKED!

2013-10-05 1:09 PM
in reply to: mehaner

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Originally posted by mehaner

Originally posted by mr2tony Keep your fingers crossed this weather forecast doesn't change: Sun Oct 13 H 65° L 54° Cloudy Chance of rain: 10% Wind: SW at 9 mph

oh baby jesus wearing a t-shirt with a tuxedo on it....PLEASE have this weather next Saturday.  just ran 11 miles in 80+ degrees and that just SUCKED!

 

Nice sucking it up in the 80+ heat. I love the expression you used. Never quite heard of that one before. Gave me a LOL moment. 

2013-10-05 5:45 PM
in reply to: lmscozz

User image

Champion
14571
50005000200020005002525
the alamo city, Texas
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Originally posted by lmscozz
Originally posted by mehaner

Originally posted by mr2tony Keep your fingers crossed this weather forecast doesn't change: Sun Oct 13 H 65° L 54° Cloudy Chance of rain: 10% Wind: SW at 9 mph

oh baby jesus wearing a t-shirt with a tuxedo on it....PLEASE have this weather next Saturday.  just ran 11 miles in 80+ degrees and that just SUCKED!

 

Nice sucking it up in the 80+ heat. I love the expression you used. Never quite heard of that one before. Gave me a LOL moment. 

it was a terrible butchering of some quotes from Talladega Nights...

2013-10-07 9:34 AM
in reply to: mehaner

User image

Veteran
706
500100100
Illinois
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Sore throat last night and this morning . . . not happy about it, especially when I ran a ridiculously fast (for me) 10-miler yesterday without even pushing hard.


2013-10-07 1:23 PM
in reply to: mirthfuldragon

User image

Champion
34263
500050005000500050005000200020001001002525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Knee still hammered. Going to hunt down a brace tonight after work. Staying on the `no running-lotsa drugs-keep it elevated' diet until race day. Frick.
2013-10-07 2:06 PM
in reply to: lmscozz

User image


13

, Illinois
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Haven't ran it, because I'm behind the scenes.

I would say get there early this year, they are having heightened security, and there will be gates where you are screened and then can enter the area.

Everyone have a great run!
2013-10-07 5:19 PM
in reply to: elppaym

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by elppaym Haven't ran it, because I'm behind the scenes. I would say get there early this year, they are having heightened security, and there will be gates where you are screened and then can enter the area. Everyone have a great run!

Thanks for working behind the scenes and the heads up on early arrival.

2013-10-07 5:19 PM
in reply to: elppaym

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by elppaym Haven't ran it, because I'm behind the scenes. I would say get there early this year, they are having heightened security, and there will be gates where you are screened and then can enter the area. Everyone have a great run!

Thanks for working behind the scenes and the heads up on early arrival.

2013-10-07 5:20 PM
in reply to: mr2tony

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by mr2tony Knee still hammered. Going to hunt down a brace tonight after work. Staying on the `no running-lotsa drugs-keep it elevated' diet until race day. Frick.

 

Sorry about the knee. Have you tried the Kinesiology tape? I swear by that stuff. 



2013-10-08 7:09 AM
in reply to: lmscozz

User image

Champion
14571
50005000200020005002525
the alamo city, Texas
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
two days ago my left ankle started kind of hurting.  last night my right hip.  these aren't really severe pains - but kind of an awkward tingle.  it's just a taper thing?  right?   RIGHT???
2013-10-08 8:09 AM
in reply to: mehaner

User image

Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by mehaner two days ago my left ankle started kind of hurting.  last night my right hip.  these aren't really severe pains - but kind of an awkward tingle.  it's just a taper thing?  right?   RIGHT???

Haha. Yes. Probably a "taper tantrum"...

http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/taper-traps?page=single

I've run the marathon a bunch of times, and several friends are running this year for the 1st time. Almost all of them have mentioned nagging pains in the past week.

2013-10-08 12:06 PM
in reply to: Brit Abroad

User image

Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Don't know if this impacts anyone, but I just read that the organizers have banned 3rd party packet pick-ups.
Everyone needs to get their own packet on Friday or Saturday.

2013-10-08 1:37 PM
in reply to: Brit Abroad

User image

Elite
3498
20001000100100100100252525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
yes...that is the most significant change this year.
2013-10-09 11:08 AM
in reply to: Steve-


11

Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread
Does anyone have ideas on what time to arrive at the gates to get checked in? I was looking at taking metra in but the train doesn't arrive until 6:05... am I going to be scrambling to get checked in and to the corral in time?


2013-10-09 12:01 PM
in reply to: jthorud

User image

Master
1332
100010010010025
Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by jthorud Does anyone have ideas on what time to arrive at the gates to get checked in? I was looking at taking metra in but the train doesn't arrive until 6:05... am I going to be scrambling to get checked in and to the corral in time?

 

I'm with one of the charities and they are leaving the Hilton at 5 a.m. to walk to the charity village, then I believe leaving there around 6- for the first wave, then 7 for the second one. FWIW. 

2013-10-09 4:24 PM
in reply to: jthorud

User image

Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Chicago Marathon : Official Thread

Originally posted by jthorud Does anyone have ideas on what time to arrive at the gates to get checked in? I was looking at taking metra in but the train doesn't arrive until 6:05... am I going to be scrambling to get checked in and to the corral in time?

By "checked in" do you mean dropping your belongings at gear check?

Gear check opens at 5.30am, well before you arrive. It will take you roughly 25-30 minutes to get from Ogilvie/Union (furthest Metra stations, much less if you're arriving at any of the other Metra stations) to Grant Park, so you'll have plenty of time.

Corrals close at 7.20 and 7.45 (wave 1 and 2, respectively). Typically I hunker down in my office, and I don't even walk over to the start of the race until 7.15am.

New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Chicago Marathon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 2
 
 
RELATED POSTS

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon : Official Thread

Started by mcgilmartin
Views: 1059 Posts: 1

2012-06-19 5:53 PM mcgilmartin

Chicago Marathon : Official Thread Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6 7

Started by lisac957
Views: 12736 Posts: 162

2012-10-09 3:42 PM chirunner134

Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: Official Thread Pages: 1 2 3

Started by Decatur217
Views: 8232 Posts: 51

2010-10-13 6:43 PM daviddclough

Chicago Half Marathon : Official Thread

Started by jimf629
Views: 1369 Posts: 1

2010-08-12 3:02 PM jimf629

Chicago Marathon : Official Thread Pages: 1 2 3 4

Started by gavisk
Views: 9571 Posts: 80

2009-10-16 9:46 PM protoplasm72
RELATED ARTICLES
date : March 15, 2012
author : USATriathlon
comments : 1
This USAT Rules Clinic will help you avoid penalties. Topics discussed will be rules of the transition area, drafting penalties, the drafting zone, challenging penalties and more.
 
date : September 30, 2011
comments : 0
How do you incorporate marathon training into a triathlon training plan?
date : October 13, 2009
comments : 0
I signed up for Ironman Frankfurt, next year July - and I am very excited about it. I originally planned to run my first Marathon in the middle of September, but am not sure if this is wise.
 
date : April 22, 2009
author : AMSSM
comments : 1
After the Marine Corps Marathon, I started developing left lower/lateral leg pain late in my marathon training and pushed through it.
date : June 4, 2006
author : Rich Strauss
comments : 2
I was not an official; I simply observed the race and the officials doing their thing. Here is what I saw:
 
date : December 27, 2004
author : trilover
comments : 0
Interview with three-time Ironman World Champion Peter Reid
date : August 31, 2004
author : smeeko
comments : 0
How to fit in a running workout in 30 minutes or less for a busy lifestyle
 
date : August 30, 2004
comments : 0
Glassy waters greeted the nearly 600 participants for the quarter-mile swim. The 15.5-bike ride followed a beautiful course around the lake with the 5k run winding through a quiet residential area