I would like to make sure that you all fully realize at this point the challenges of the marathon and the work it will take to successfully finish the Race.
If you do not currently have a training program in place, please contact me at 312-907-6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click here for Nike's Official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Training Program.
For those of you heading out for the run this weekend, I ran the course yesterday. It's half single track trails with various mud, roots and rocks along the way. If you have a pair of trail running shoes I would wear those. If you don't, it shouldn't be a big deal to just wear your road shoes. Just be aware that they may get muddy.
The other half is a very nice, wide, and scenic crushed gravel path. It's a total of about 8.5 miles. I would like to try to stick together so nobody gets lost, but if someone does get lost, we will be following the YELLOW trail markers. If you click here you can see the feedback from my Garmin from my run on the course yesterday. Click on the Player button on the top right for more details.
If you want to see the middle section of my 100 mile race (Garmin battery only lasts 8 hours), click here. Pretty interesting... Again, click on the Player button on the top right for more details.
Hope to see you Saturday!