Chicago Marathon

I’m 37 years old and I’ve never been what you call athletic — when I do exercise, it’s usually just riding my bike 7 miles to work. Oh, and my knees ache all the time. So it makes perfect sense that I just signed up for the Chicago Marathon. We’ll see if sheer force of will and Hal Higdon’s training charts can get me through 26 miles and 385 yards in October. If you were considering signing up, I’d do it soon — I was told that the 45,000(!) spots are nearly full.

Update: Wow, looks like I signed up just in time.

5 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Good luck, my knees hurt just thinking about running that far. A bike ride would be just fine though.

  2. Dawn (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:08 am

    You have a lot more guts than I do – I signed up too, but I am hoping I get a lot of support from the training program. Trusting myself to get through on just Hal …. hmmm.

    See you around – and good luck!

  3. RunningJayhawk (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    You’re in good company. Most people don’t like driving 26.2 miles. In a few months you’ll be running it.

    Best of luck training and keep your eyes on the finish line!

  4. roderick (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:51 am

    Good luck! I’m running the half-marathon this year and I’m going to eventually make my way up to the full marathon.

  5. Mike Horn (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 3:40 pm

    Good look in your training! I used Hal’s program for my first marathon (Chicago is my second) and it worked perfectly.

    See you at the finish!

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