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  • 2 miles
  • 00:17 time
  • 08:30 pace
  • 220 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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great On To Chicago! 2 mi 00:17 08:30 pace

Traveling Tomorrow! Any tips for a beginner from some of you veteran marathoners?
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  • Helene W.
    Helene W.

    What do you mean, beginner? Chicago is your first full?

    12 months ago Like3 people

  • Mike M.
    Mike M.

    Remember to smile!!! Good luck Darrell!!!!

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Actually, I really don't think you need advice. You have trained so smart and so well. I would tell you that you never get another first marathon, so enjoy it all. Make some good memories!

    12 months ago Like2 people

  • Arleen C.
    Arleen C.

    You are not a beginner! I see you having an amazing experience!

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Can never have too much cowbell!

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Francis

    Excellent training Darrell!! You are ready! Time to enjoy a short 26.2 miles.

    12 months ago Like2 people

  • Susan Jz H.
    Susan Jz H.

    Just relax and enjoy every mile. A speedy runner friend of mine did that and hit a PR. And don’t forget to smile. ; )

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Ruth B.
    Ruth B.

    Just ease into those miles and take in all the energy and encouragement along the way. Chicago has THE BEST CROWD SUPPORT of the 9 marathons I have run. Remember, the real race begins at mile 20. :)

    12 months ago Like3 people

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Take salted figs or something like that and eat every 20 min. starting at the forty minute mark... The reason being, that your habits are all embedded in the half, so your body will be ready to quit at 30 km. So you have to go even more easily than you want to, and nurse yourself past the three quarter point. I think you will be fine but why not be strategic so that you won't be disappointed!? Have fun!

    12 months ago Like3 people

  • Violeta Z.
    Violeta Z.

    Don't get too caught up in the excitement at packet pickup. I did that at my last race and ran on tired feet and not enough fuel the next day. Good luck and most importantly, have fun!

    12 months ago Like2 people

  • Karyn

    Take it all in, smile through it all and enjoy every damn step! The crowd support is unreal. A step will never be taken where you don't have a cheerleader on the sidelines!

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Nicole N.
    Nicole N.

    Take your own fuel unless you know for sure that what they have at the water stations will not mess with your system. Have fun!

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Mike K.
    Mike K. Good Luck
    Good Luck:

    Have a wonderful trip and race Darrell!

    12 months ago

  • Bill H.

    Beginner? Hahahaha...

    12 months ago Like2 people

  • Elizabeth Z.
    Elizabeth Z.

    eat well tonight and tomorrow night. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!!

    12 months ago Like2 people

  • Kristin

    I think you will be just fine Darrell! Enjoy the spectators along the way....there are so many! Of course, hydrate early since it will be warm!! It's really a fun marathon and super flat. Pay attention to the tangents. There are so many turns it's not uncommon to run way over 26.2....I think I ran 26.7 miles. UGH! I thought I was running them well. :(

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Dorothy

    walked 3 miles last week keep it moving

    12 months ago Like1 person

  • Darrell G.
    Darrell G.

    Thanks, friends. I could never thank you enough!!!!

    12 months ago Like1 person