Thursday, May 29, 2008

Raising the Bar

Carey Pinkowski, director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, is in London for a meeting of the World Marathon Majors. Virtually the rest of his staff is at the Bank of America Open golf tournament this week. But that didn't stop Susan May and I, representing the Elmhurst Running Club, from meeting with marathon officials to begin our preparation as captain and co-captain of Aid Station No. 2 on marathon day this October. Suffice it to say, no marathon will have been better prepared for anything than Chicago will be this year. I don't want to give away their plans, but if you're running, and you don't get water or Gatorade, you will be in some other race, not this one. It's quite impressive what they have done. If you ran the Shamrock Shuffle, you saw a preview. Speaking of the marathon, it's just about time to crank up the training. I am considering a fall 26.2 myself. I'm not sure where.
One thing at a time, starting with Roselle's fast 5K on Sunday and the MC200 Relay the following weekend. Did you run in the cool air today? If felt great, didn't it?

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