Submitted by kristine on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 21:08
It's officially been a month since I ran the Chicago Marathon and I am still excited about running a new PR 4:50, a full 27 minutes faster than Chicago last year.
Once again, it was a hot and sunny day, less than ideal conditions, and I probably should have backed off my goal to accommodate for the heat. But I didn't. I couldn't! I had a PR to get and I wasn’t about to let a little heat stand in my way!
Submitted by kristine on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 23:18
Approximately one week from today I will be running the Chicago Marathon, which I ran last year on October 10, 2010. This time, it will be a very different race.
Submitted by kristine on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 16:51
I am a marathon runner, and when discussing this with people I usually get one of two responses – “Wow, that is so amazing, I could never do that!”, or “What was your time?” To the former I would typically respond with humble words of encouragement and inspiration, “Oh, it’s really no big deal, lots of people run marathons”, or “You’d be surprised what you can do if you just stick with the right training plan”. To the latter I would simply say “Oh, I run for fun, not for fast”.