The Chicago Lakefront 50K/50M has added a marathon for those interested...well, for the first 200 interested. I gave this some serious thought when I first heard about it last night. But I can't do it--I think it would be too much, considering I'll be coming off a 50 mile relay. Plus, after spending the last two weekends in Chicago traffic, I need a break from that also. But if any of you want to get in a decent marathon with much better weather, act quickly!
It looks like this upcoming spring I'll be running the Journeys Marathon instead of Green Bay. My brother-in-law graduates from college in Chicago on the Saturday before the marathon, and I plan on celebrating his graduation from college like a...well...college student. Or at least my best impersonation of one (which in my case means about 5 beers and I'm snoring). All the gatorade in the world the next day may not be enough to re-hydrate me.
I ran a 5 mile loop tonight in 34:32, and it felt great! No aches, no calf tightness to report. Bring on Door County!