Thursday, September 25, 2014

Running the Windy City

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

It may now be Fall, but we are getting some beautiful weather this week!  It has been cool in the mornings, but the sun has come out every day to get us up into the low 20's (mid-70's) and it is supposed to continue right through the weekend.  Of course I have been out taking advantage of the great weather and getting my runs in…every day so far this week and I'll be out again at lunch.

I mentioned the other week that my pace has been quicker than ever this month and it hasn't slowed at all…in fact, I think I'm getting quicker as the month goes on.  Today's run will put me over 200K for the month and my average pace is 4:15/km (6:48/mile).    I really don't know where this prolonged speed period has come from as I 'm honestly not going out and trying to run super hard or anything…maybe it has something to do with the triathlon training I've been doing all summer and it saved some wear and tear on my legs, who knows?  If I figure it out I'll let you know!


I would love to be running the Chicago Marathon again in a few weeks, but that certainly isn't happening…so I'll do the next best thing and just get some running in in Chicago this weekend.  Michelle has a show there this weekend and I'll be tagging along, meaning there will be some Lakefront Trail in my future!

IMG_8931 2-BikeWalkLincolnPark
Lake Front Trail Sign

I'll need to get some solid runs in as Chicago is full of amazing food and I don't usually go easy on it while I'm there.  I'm sure to have some Giordano's…


It almost hurts just looking at it Smile

I haven't been back to Chicago since I ran the marathon last year and I can't wait to visit one of my favourite cities in the world again this weekend.


Hope you have a great weekend folks!


  1. I hope y'all have a great time!!
    That pizza looks incredible - my mouth is watering just looking at the picture.

  2. I do not like Chicago style pizza! Much prefer New York. But give me some Garrett's popcorn...yeah buddy!!