The Chicago racing season opens tomorrow with the Shamrock Shuffle. The first race of spring! I’m totally ready, all my gear laid out, timing chip tied onto my shoes, bib number and pins set out; keys, wallet, phone near the door. I’m raring to go.
I love the Shuffle. Thirty thousand joyous Chicago runners, casting off their winter’s torpor and cold weather running gear to welcome spring to…
Weather forecast for March 29, 2009: snow starting around midnight and continuing well past the 9:30am starting gun, temperature at race start a balmy 33 degrees (Fahrenheit), winds of up to 25 mph driving the snow into the runners’ faces.
On the upside, the race course should be a little less crowded than usual.
My time last year was a little under 36 minutes, and while my big goal is hanging on to my preferred starting position for next year, I’d really like to beat that time. I think that’s doable if I…
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, no chance of a personal record in snow shoes.