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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:37 am

purdy65 wrote:
HCmD wrote:No turning back now ... just booked my flight with my Aeroplan Miles direct from Ottawa/Chicago return on United Airlines ... :shock: :dance: :P Only 25,000 aeroplan miles and ~$79.00US ... :P


See you there Andy! Though I think I'll be seeing you numerous times in between - Mississauga, ATB.

Oh, did you decide on the Travelodge?

I tried the Best Western, but it was booked Sat night - so the Travelodge it was!

Lisa


Yep ... Travelodge it is ;-)
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:55 pm

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May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
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Sept/Oct - 50 miler
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Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:55 pm

Yay, Sylvie's comin', Sylvie's comin' ... :P :wink:

I hear the Travelodge is the place to stay ... :shifty: :wink: :lol:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:46 am

Just confirmed that I am confirmed on the online confirmation list that I was confirmed .... :shifty: :lol: :wink:

As well, over 10,000 registered for the event yesterday .... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Glad that I have my flight and hotel already booked ... :whistle: :wink:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:25 am

Is anyone able to help me out with the address of the TravelLodge - is it the one on Harrison??
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:27 am

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Is anyone able to help me out with the address of the TravelLodge - is it the one on Harrison??



Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
65 East Harrison
Wabash St & Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60605 US

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:35 am

Thanks Andy - you're the best -- trying to get it sorted out with TD Visa Travel Rewards-! fun stuff!! :shock:
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:38 am

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Thanks Andy - you're the best -- trying to get it sorted out with TD Visa Travel Rewards-! fun stuff!! :shock:


You're welcome ...

I chose United Airlines over Air Canada, with my aeroplan, as they offered direct flights, whereas, AC required a connection, likely via Toronto, addining another 3-4 hours of travel/wait time in airports ... :? Though, United Airlines are now charging $25.00 - $50.00 :what: :what: per luggage each way, for check-ins .. but not sure if it now applies to carry-ons ?? :think: :think:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:42 am

Hotel is booked - yahoo!!
2014:
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May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:19 pm

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Hotel is booked - yahoo!!


Did you just book it? or, save more money by paying upfront?
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby JSmitty » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:28 pm

You guys better keep us in the loop for meet 'n greets!!
We will be staying in the same B & B as last year that KBO and Bingerunner were at and Tracy, Trixee and Prats (3yrs ago)?
It's not so far out of the loop that we can't meet up, but with parking between 25 -45 per night, it doesn't make sense to move. We need the car for our lavish outlet shopping on the way home!!!
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby KBO » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:29 pm

JSmitty wrote:You guys better keep us in the loop for meet 'n greets!!
We will be staying in the same B & B as last year that KBO and Bingerunner were at and Tracy, Trixee and Prats (3yrs ago)?
It's not so far out of the loop that we can't meet up, but with parking between 25 -45 per night, it doesn't make sense to move. We need the car for our lavish outlet shopping on the way home!!!


It's an easy train ride away. I have no doubt we'll be able to meet up.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby purdy65 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:30 pm

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Hotel is booked - yahoo!!


We're at the Travel lodge too! See you there!

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:32 pm

purdy65 wrote:
orleansrunner1962 wrote:Hotel is booked - yahoo!!


We're at the Travel lodge too! See you there!

Lisa


Wonder if we could've gotten a better rate if we call for a Group Rate? :think: :think:

eta: Gonna be bringing your little furball, Bailey ?? :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:55 pm

Using my travel points - comes out to $161.07 per night - NO CANCELLATION - that would have been an extra $40 per night.... I'll be remembering this every time I am out training -- "train smart, don't get hurt, no cancellation"!! :shock: :D
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby purdy65 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:00 pm

HCmD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:
orleansrunner1962 wrote:Hotel is booked - yahoo!!


We're at the Travel lodge too! See you there!

Lisa


Wonder if we could've gotten a better rate if we call for a Group Rate? :think: :think:

eta: Gonna be bringing your little furball, Bailey ?? :pray: :pray: :pray:


Nope! Bailey stays home! He has too much fun at the sitters

Sylvie - the $160 registration fee is enough to keep me motivated! Sheez! expensive!

I may use non-refundable airmiles for the flight - that would do it!

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby framboisine » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:35 pm

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BingeRunner
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby KBO » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:38 pm

framboisine


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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:32 am

purdy65 wrote:Nope! Bailey stays home! He has too much fun at the sitters

Sylvie - the $160 registration fee is enough to keep me motivated! Sheez! expensive!

I may use non-refundable airmiles for the flight - that would do it!

Lisa


After $330.00US for Goofy 2011 (incl. service fees), Chicago is cheap .. :shock: :lol: :wink:

and, yes ... Frambo is comin' Frambo is comin .. :dance: :P
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby RobAllen » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:18 pm

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby endurox » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:03 pm

I'm in! Excited to be running my 10th marathon on the 10th day of the 10th month in 10!
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby Half-Mary » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:38 pm

JSmitty wrote:I'd love to go to a Jazz club...wanted to go last year, but was chicken of the big city.
We are staying until Tuesday, so maybe in our plans this time.
Will everything (shopping and clubs) be open on the Monday (Columbus Day)?


Two years ago, I was in Chicago on Columbus Day, and everything was open - shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions. I don't believe it's a day off for everybody.

This trip happened was while I was still a beginner runner, and I was in awe of all of the people walking around with medals around their necks while wearing Marathon souvenir clothing. Now that I know more about running, I am even more in awe of what these people accomplished the day before. I still chuckle when I think of the guy who stood at the bottom of the 3 stairs leading up to "The Bean" (that weird tourist attraction) and said to his wife "Not today honey... I'll just look from here. Three stairs are far too many for me to climb today." I didn't really get it then, but now I do!

Someday, I will run the Chicago Marathon. I have friends in the area, so it would make a great destination race for me. Not this year though. I have a 1/2 marathon (maybe even the full!) on that same day here in Victoria.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:34 pm

I am SOOOOO excited -- my oldest son is attending NorthWestern (one of the influences for me to go to Chicago), and he has just signed up to run Chicago with me -- this will be his first marathon -- he has been doing olympic tris, and will be doing his first half-ironman in June, and then will move his training towards longer runs, and run Chicago with his Mama..... I am thrilled to no end!!!! :D
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Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:21 pm

Is it woohoo :dance: :dance: or :shock: :shock: :help: :help: as I just confirmed online that I am in Corral B .. :shock: :wink: :shifty:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby endurox » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:49 pm

I'll be right behind ya in Corral C, shakin' in my Newtons!
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Next Major Race:Chicago Marathon 2010
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