Category Archives: chicago marathon

Chicago Marathon: Woman runs race, then gives birth; Man collapses and dies just 500 yards from finish line

The running of the Chicago Marathon Sunday giveth life and, sadly, took it away. First, the good news: Of the 45,000 who entered the race, one was a 27-year-old woman who was 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Amber Miller’s … Continue reading

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My marathon weather history

The latest conditions for the Austin Marathon call for temperatures at the start around 60 degrees and a high of about 75. And humidity will probably be 1,000,000 percent. Ok. Ok. I’ve done this before. Run marathons in much worse … Continue reading

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Confidence level for Chicago: On the rise.

Today's workout with Gilbert's Gazelles: 4x 1-mile repeats with a 2 to 3 minute rest between each session.   Gilbert gave us a little formula before our run. Whatever time we plan on running for the marathon, we should double … Continue reading

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Nice birthday training run

Sometimes the running Gods smile on you. Sometimes its 66 degrees and you’ve eaten right all week and you’ve hydrated and the light bulb about how you eat and drink on the run goes off. Sometimes was Saturday. And on … Continue reading

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