Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon Chicago: A Last Bit of Racing Fun (for Awhile)

On Sunday, I'll run my 4th Rock n' Roll Half Marathon in Chicago. I am super excited to run it, see some friends, and get a gauge of my current fitness. Despite a handful of weeks where I was semi-injured and sick, I've put in a good solid training base over the last several months and want to see what my legs and lungs can do on the course.
Celebrating Post Rock n' Roll Half 2013 with Mo and Tad
After the race is over (and I've had my celebratory beer or two) my serious Chicago Marathon training begins. That means that I will consistently run higher mileage over the next couple months. Since I'll be looking to increase my endurance, I likely won't want to "race" a race at least until I need a predictor run, which will likely be the Chicago Half Marathon in September.

So, if I throw in a 5k (I'm looking at you Oktoberfest 5k) between now and the Chicago Marathon, it will be part of my training and there will be no taper and no pushing the pace too much. I'm going to save all of my racing "fun" for my marathon and hope that I can make it to the starting line ready to race and hopefully score a course PR.

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  1. See you on Sunday! I'll be in Half Fanatics gear near the back of the pack. Don't drink all of the beer before I get there!

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    1. See you on Sunday! Don't worry, it won't be that difficult not to drink all of the cans of Michelob Ultra before you get there!

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  2. Have fun at the race! The 3x I've run it, its always been too hot. Hopefully that won't be the case this year.

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    1. Yep, it is always too hot. Looks like it might be cooler this year, but still pretty humid. Fingers crossed that it is tolerable!

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  3. Good luck! I'll be sucking your dust back in corral 9. I'm going to give a go of it, but not sure how I will handle a 4th race in 11 days haha. I'm with you after this though... no racing except maybe Chicago Half until the marathon. OK so I do have more races I'm signed up for but they will be training runs(with hills even!).

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    1. Good luck with your attempt at giving it a go on Sunday! 4 races in 11 days is impressive. :)

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  4. Yes! You have to do Oktoberfest!!! Good Luck on Sunday!

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  5. Good luck on Sunday...and let me know how marathon training is going! We can compare notes...

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  6. Hey, this will be my 4th RnR Chicago too!

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