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Chicago Half Marathon - Run

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Chicago, IL
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 16m 17s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

ran ~400m, stretching, LOTS of water and gatorade the day before and some morning of.
  • 2h 16m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 24s  min/mile

Felt great, I needed to stretch a little bit more, but it was okay without. Felt the knees a bit around mile 10, but not too bad. Had someone to pace with the whole time! I felt awesome, it was a beautiful morning, and the last couple of miles were wonderful. Bring on the Marathon! (in 2005...haha)
What would you do differently?:

The only problem with the run for me was feeling like I ran out of blood sugar around 11.5, and I didn't want to push it when I was feeling a little queasy. I should have just stopped at the water station and taken the rest of my gel pack. More Body Glide also needed.
Post race
Warm down:

lots of walking, water, and some stretching. Thanks to Dad for having dry clothing right at the finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

water intake and carb/sugar levels

Event comments:

Awesome! So much fun, everyone who likes to run in a beautiful area with helpful people and fun entertainment along the way should run this!

Last updated: 2004-07-05 12:00 AM
02:16:17 | 13.1 miles | 10m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Along Lake Shore Drive! From Museum of Science and Industry north, turn around and run back to museum.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2004-09-19 11:27 PM

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Normal, Illinois
Subject: Chicago Half Marathon

2004-09-20 11:25 PM
in reply to: #63939

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Fort Wayne, IN
Subject: RE: Chicago Half Marathon
Congrats on the race finish.  Was this your first 1/2 marathon?  I plan on doing my first in Indy in May.  I may add this to next years if I can finish Indy's and like it.  Again congrats on the time.
2004-09-21 12:48 AM
in reply to: #63939

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Newbury Park, CA
Subject: RE: Chicago Half Marathon
Nice job. I bet that was a beautiful course.
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