It's official......the Chicago marathon is just another one to place in my memory book. All the running stars were aligned for me yesterday, as I had my best marathon yet!!!! Not just w/my finishing time---my feet felt good, my knees/IT band didn't bother me, the weather was warmer (starting temp was 62 and I believe finishing temp was around 84)....which is my preferred running temps. My Mom and 2 Aunts did an awesome job trying (and succeeding) w/meeting me on the course (and taking pictures)!!!
Finishing time was 4:29:15 w/a 10:16 pace and I placed 12,341 overall out of 31,401 finishers!!!
I feel pretty darn good for just running a marathon yesterday. But, who knows---I might be sore tomorrow since it always hits me 2 days after. I did stretch before/after the marathon, took my anti-inflammatory's on schedule, used my biofreeze, etc, so maybe that combination worked for me.
I have no desire to run at this point....am planning a short run w/Cheryl on Wednesday. In the meantime, I will go to sculpting/spinning/water aerobics class (I have to do something!!!!).
Pictures and more race report to follow.
And I will also announce the date of my next marathon.....stay tuned!!!!