Note from Editor: The 2007 Chicago Marathon was canceled mid-run due to the heat. Below is a first-hand account from one of the runners who was forced to stop running. To learn more about what happened, read this AFP news story.
I didn't follow a specific training program. I did train for 5 months, and I averaged 35 miles per week.
I still don't know how to feel about the 2007 Chicago Marathon. I am disappointed that I was not permitted to finish, and with the day in general.
My recovery was pretty rough. I drank plenty of fluids, and kept my torn-up feet bandaged as much as possible.
Running Gear Recommendations:
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
Be sure you respect the distance and put in the training...if you can do that, go for it!
Plans to Run Another:
I am going to finish Chicago - no question about it.