Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chicago Marathon anyone?

I registered for Chicago. I am placed in the top 100 corral up with the elites and get a 15:00 head start on the field. To get the top 100 starting position I needed to have run a sub 2:31 marathon in the last 2 years. I ran 2:30:45 at the Denver Marathon. Just squeaked in.. good thing I didn't walk any more than I did!
I'll be surrounded by 50 other guys (and girls) trying to run under 2:20. All of my past marathons I have been caught in no man's land by myself, this should be very good. I have 20 weeks from Bolder Boulder.

13 comments:

dude said...

I might be there as I coach a group of charity folks. If so, you'd be most welcome to share. The bad news: I can't promise today.
The good news: it would be free.

anyway, good on you for racing there!
cheers
uli

wende said...

If you run it I'll run it. Hopefully, I can run this one faster than I did in KC.

Michael

j.p. patrick said...

Good for you, man!!! Chicago may be my sub 2:50 race this year!

RunColo said...

Very cool!

Hope you get some cool weather.

jameson said...

right on man! beth have thrown around the idea of registering for that race too... but we need to see how she goes at the honu 70.3 in about another month.

beth said...

there is at least a 50% chance i will be there too...do you know when it sells out? and if i DO go for it, guess who i want to coach me? hopefully your waiting list isn't too long :)

Anonymous said...

Chicago is a fabulous marathon. One of the best. You won't regret running it.

kerrie said...

hopefully they don't "cancel" the race cause it gets too hot....i'm sure you'd like that!

as for the r.h. video(besides the fact that what he does with his arms looks really f'ed up), are you thinking that you would run faster if you had a little bit of "god" in you?
if someone had only told me earlier that was what it took.....

by7 said...

well, is not bad becuase you might be right in the middle of the action for the Ladies' Elite race...

Lucho said...

Thanks everyone.
Jameson- You should run it for your first marathon.
Beth- Registration closes when they fill the race, not sure when that usually happens. Right now I have 17 athletes and I'm not taking anymore triathletes, just runners.
Kerrie- Ya, the conditions could be brutal! LOL..
I'm not a religious person, certainly not when it comes to Christianity and the like. I do believe in a "higher power" and I do think the world needs more spirituality. I appreciate Ryan's faith and admire him for all that he's doing. Except swinging his arms that way.. but since his marathon best is a full 24:00 faster than mine, I would be a fool to criticize.
by7- Ya.. if the conditions are good and some top women show up, now-a-days is seems that low 2:20's are becoming more common.

ace said...

Dude, I hope you are totally fired up!!! I'm fired up and all I had to do was read your post. That is so awesome!!!

scott said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxVYZz0Jj6g

Hey Tim put a swagger in your hips and a smile on your face in Chicago and run a great marathon ...as an American(Not Madchester) Country Boy

Lucho said...

Cheers Scott!