I was all prepared to write a long recap of my experience running the Chicago Marathon complete with pretty pictures and cool captions – sort of like Part 1; then I decided that a video would tell the story better.
So I made one.
And, I think it does.
You can see for yourself.
If you couldn’t tell from the big
cheesy ass smile on my face I felt great throughout the race – especially at the end.
I started the Chicago Marathon at around 7:50 a.m; 5 hours, 38 minutes and 50 seconds later I crossed the finish line. I began conservatively, doing 2:1 intervals like I trained. Around mile 11 I gradually picked up the pace and pretty much had negative splits the rest of the way. I felt so good at the end I dropped the intervals and ran my fastest pace of the race. I finished strong. I love that.
I appreciate everyone who cheered me on in real life, online and during the race – I couldn’t help myself, I had to tweet a little bit. I run with the most wonderful training group, Get Fit Atlanta, and I’m so grateful for who they are and all they do.
Marathon #2 is in the books. Chicago has been conquered. I’m going to revel in that for a little while; then it’s time to figure out what’s next …
Winks & Smiles,