I have registered for the 2013 Chicago Marathon on Sunday October 13th, 2013. Just over nine weeks away I will be chasing my potential. I am part of the American Development Program due to my 2011 CIM marathon time of 2:30. What is my goal? Definitely break 2:30, so that at a minimum I can be a 2:2X runner. Other than that, I know a lot of people will be chasing the 2:18 Olympic Trials standard and some the 2:15 A standard. The truth is I have another month before I really need to commit to a race pace.
I hope that one of you my family or friends might be able to be there. I put a lot of time and effort into my serious marathons and I want to share that joy with others. Plus, In the 20 months since I last raced a marathon, I have set PRs at 800 m, 1 mile, 5k, and 10k, so I think I am headed in the right direction. Longs runs have been going rather well too. We shall see of course how well I can prepare over the next nine weeks.
This is the largest marathon I have ever done, so I expect some things to be different. Hopefully that means I have more people to run with. On a side note, if anyone else is running Chicago let me know! There are charity spots still available if you would like to run it.