Chicago Marathon 2016

Chicago Marathon 2016

I ran the Chicago Marathon - my first, and hopefully not my last, marathon. This race was awesome!! So many people out cheering and perfect weather. Couldn’t have asked for a better race.


Chicago Marathon course map

My goal was to finish in 4:55, and I made it by one minute, finishing at 4:53:59 with a pace of 11:13 min/mi. So happy!

Compared to the other runners, this put me at

  • Overall: 26,847 of 40,523 (top 66.3%)
  • Gender: 10,535 of 18,507 (56.9%)
  • Age/gender group: 2,010 of 3,351 (60.0%)

So I sucked compared to most everyone else, but that’s just fine with me.

Showing off my medal at the finishers' party

In short

One of my biggest accomplishments ever on a perfect day!

Netting out some calories at Giordanos