Chicago Marathon – It’s Race week – Quick recap of events
OMG I can’t believe that the week is finally here. I also can’t believe that I’ve run Berlin just 2 weeks ago, and in 6 days time I’ll be at the start line of the Chicago Marathon.
This past 2 weeks went really well. I think I’ve recovered after Berlin really easily and quickly. It helped that I took my roller with me and after the race I rolled my legs out, even though it was painful but it definitely worked 🙂
This post will be just a quick recap of this weeks events, and also will write a separate post about how can you track me on race day.
I have 2 more running sessions before we fly out on Thursday morning. Nothing fast or crazy, just nice and easy runs.
Our Flight leaves from London Heathrow, but we staying up there on Wednesday morning, mainly because we couldn’t make it up there on the day with trains, and I also don’t want to leave my car in the car park there.
We flying on Thursday with American Airlines / British Airways, they code share so I have no idea what will be painted on the side of the plane. But I have a guess it will be AA.
We only can check out to our flights on Wednesday morning, but I’ve called AA and booked our seats. So no rush with checking in.
We leaving Heathrow at 8.40am and getting to Chicago at 11.25am. When we land we have to go back to the main terminal to collect our pre ordered Ventra cards. This will enable us to use public transportation. Because our hotel got cancelled, we staying with a friend of mine. It’s so nice of them to offer a bed for us 🙂
I won’t write down our plans step by step, because it still can change. So whenever we are back I’ll definitely write a post about our adventures.
On Friday we will need to visit the expo, to collect my bib and goodiebags. Also this will be the day when I’ll be able to pick up the goodies from the charity. Cant wait 🙂
On Saturday we’ll start our day early. Luke and I are off to run the International 5k run. It’s similar to the one we’ve run in Berlin. But here at the end we are getting a medal and a hat as a present.
And of course sunday will be the Main event, Race day 🙂
Literally cannot wait for it. Can’t believe I’m running my 4th marathon, and its in Chicago.
As I said I’ll write a proper post about our day-to-day activities after the race.
Later on this week I also post about the tracking information, so if you plan to track me please keen an eye on the website, I’ll upload the information soon.