Monday, August 23, 2010

is it taper time yet?

The Chicago Marathon is fast approaching! We have been back from our trip to Wisconsin/Minnesota for 2 weeks now and it has been really, really hard to get back into running in this heat.

On August 7th Mitch and I ran the Urban Wildland half marathon in Richfield, MN. The temperature was in the 70s, and it even rained a little. Perfect! We were able to run all 13.1 miles together, only stopping to walk through a few of the water stops. Mitch finished in 2:09:58 and I finished in 2:09:59, meeting my goal of a 2 hour, 10 minute half marathon almost exactly!

And now here we are back in Mississippi where it is 100+ degrees and nice and humid. Needless to say we've both been slacking in the running department. However, in less than 7 weeks we have committed ourselves to run 26.2 miles so here we are!

Really hoping for a cold front when we have to run the 20-miler next month...

1 comment:

Dawn said...

You gotta love the South and our extreme summers. :( But, you can do it!