Saturday, October 16, 2010
Foiled by Farenheit: 2010 Chicago Marathon Race Report
It was still fairly dark when we headed over to the park, as an endless sea of runners that are usually seen heading to a start of a marathon, where massing along Michigian Avenue. It felt just like the New York Marathon. Except warmer.
I didn’t hear the horn blow, but I knew we started, because the 38,132 runners just started to roar in approval.
There was no breeze and the temperature felt like it was 70 already.
I immediately manually hit the lap button at Mile 1. It appeared I had done that first mile in 8:05, but who knows if my watch had actually stopped or not while in the tunnel. When you run in a tunnel, you can’t be looking at anything other than where your feet are landing, or you could wind up having far more serious health issues otherwise…. ;-)