The plan to run the 2019 Chicago marathon was hatched back in November 2018. High Power Running Mentor #1 (HPRM#1) lives in Chicago and committed to pacing me. My training officially commenced right after the Boilermaker race on July 14th.
Coach Mick and I talked about what we wanted out of this training cycle and I told him about my desire to “Level Up,” in other words, make significant rather than incremental progress toward a faster marathon finishing time. He was on board, of course, and mileage and workout intensity both increased. As the weeks ticked along, everything went astonishingly well. Overall, training for Chicago was my happiest training cycle yet. Read more >>