Note from Editor: If you're wondering what a marathon is like or how fun it can be, watch the video that Adam created of his Chicago Marathon experience. It's a great way to learn more about this race from a unique, first-hand perspective.
I consider myself an intermediate runner and I primarily run for hobby. I had run the Chicago in prior years and it is such a great race that I wanted to bring along a camera and make a video of the experience to share with everyone.
I play soccer 2-3 times a week. I start training about a month and a half before the race. I run a few 8 milers a 15 mile and maybe a 9-10 miler.
The 2006 Chicago Marathon was better than expected. I made a video to capture the event and my experience. The video shows my night before the race and the full race day. I put a ton of time and effort into producing this. Running the Chicago Marathon
My recovery was pretty rough. I ended up getting runner's knee. This may have been due to my lack of long distance training.
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Tips/Words of Encouragement:
You will have the time of your life. The rush you feel will carry you through most of the race. Pace yourself in the beginning. It is easy to get excited and run faster miles once the crowd thins out. Save energy to burst through the end.
Plans to Run Another:
I'm planning to continue to run marathons because it's so much fun.