Tag: race week

T-minus 3 days and counting until the Chicago Marathon

I’m not nervous, but I am anxious today. Actually, my mind is racing a bit. So bear with me as this post will jump around a bit. I woke up early and got my run in, 40:00 easy, zone 1. I got back around 5:15ish, crawled back into bed and fell asleep! Ha! Luckily I... Read more »

6 days out from the Chicago Marathon and I'm amped up...

This will be random and scattered today…it’s just where my mind is at right now. I’ll keep it brief. I was up early this morning, I couldn’t sleep. I got out for a run to stretch my legs and it helped a bit, but I’m still antsy. I’m ready to run NOW. I don’t want... Read more »

My thoughts on the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon: Sprint Triathlon relay

Sunday morning marks my entry, OK, toe dip into triathlon. I will be running the 5K as a part of a relay team comprised of myself, Phil Castello (Going the Distance) and Dave Wallach (Pace of Chicago). We’ve tossed around a couple of team names and I think we’re going with the ChicagoNow (I don’t... Read more »
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What is my deal?

This week is off to a rocky start; I’m stressed out and up until didn’t know why. I assumed it was due to the marathon being a mere 46 days away- at least in part. Yes, I’m getting a little antsy. I had a mini freak out yesterday, after my first marathon related dream Sunday... Read more »

Rock n Roll Chicago Race Expo, quick recap...

OK, OK…I promised this yesterday, I know. I ran out of time. The Rock n Roll Chicago race expo was pretty cool! I wanted to snap a lot of pictures, but after a while I grew tired of that and decided to chat with folks and see what each vendor had going on. I ran... Read more »

Race week update: Rock n Roll Chicago, it's race expo day!

Two days and counting! Woo and hoo! Two things stand out today- it’s a rest day and it’s race expo day. A tricky mix of checking out everything at the expo and laying low. I’m actually excited for Sunday. I’m sure the nerves will kick in tomorrow evening and Sunday morning…but for now, I feel... Read more »
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Race week update from Tampa, FL...

I’m about 10 minutes from the start of the day’s off site meeting for work so I thought I’d give a quick update. Yesterday was our travel day down here, to sunny rainy and humid Tampa. I got a quick 4 mile run early, before Pam and the girls got up. I spent the morning... Read more »

Race week: 2011 Rock n Roll Chicago 1/2 edition

What has two thumbs and is excited? This guy! Why? Because it’s race week! It’s race week! Not only is this rest week, it’s “let’s cram as much as possible and see how well Dan manages to stay sane” week! Before looking ahead, let’s review the weekend. So I wasn’t able to make it the... Read more »

When you can't go to the 5K, run your own...

Tomorrow morning I was going to run the 5K at the Second Annual Champion’s Run 10K & 5K presented by Adrenaline Sports Management! Pam’s schedule was changed and I have no one to watch the girls. I admit, I was a little bummed as I haven’t had a chance to run a 5K in good... Read more »
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Roll with it- Race day changes...

Roll with it- Race day changes...
That’s the face of a guy who just pooped in an alley…ewwww. I saw this article on Active.com, on how to adapt to race-day changes written by Patrick McCrann. It focuses on marathons specifically, but I think it’s a good read for any race really. It also hit home for me. This is something I’m... Read more »