OK kids, it’s almost time. Just a few days to Chicago Marathon Day!!! I’m feeling pretty good heading into it, mainly because we had a good pre race test over the weekend. The DRC Loop 15k.
This was a 9.3 mile loop of White Rock Lake. I wanted to work on my pacing in preparation for Chicago. And boy did I. I ended up setting a PR!
1:09:26, 7:28 per mile, 6th AG*, 47th OA
*Yes, there were some fast people at that race.
This gave me confidence. It’s nice to run a PR a week before your marathon.Not only that, but my training partner also PR’d and even placed in her age group. It shows the work we’ve been doing is paying off. Hopefully that means good things for Chicago. <fingers crossed>
Anywhoodle, afterwards we got breakfast at a hipster taco/coffee shop. Now I don’t drink coffee, but my friend does, so here’s what it looked like from her end:
So there it is, kids. Short and sweet. Sorry if you wanted more detail, but I’m too focused on where I’m going this weekend to keep living in the past. 😉
How bout you? Ever have hipster tacos/coffee? Ever race the week before your goal race? Any bib attaching advice?
Definitely more important to focus on the future than the past. It’s great to PR before your race! I imagine Chicago is going to see some of your hard-earned speed
Congrats on the PR and good luck this weekend!
Good luck and have fun this weekend!
GO GET ‘EM IN CHICAGO!!! I could really use a good taco with my coffee right now. or a Chicago dog. Cheers.