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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby BingeRunner » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:42 pm

Andy said...
Is it woohoo :dance: :dance: or :shock: :shock: :help: :help: as I just confirmed online that I am in Corral B .. :shock: :wink: :shifty:


I'll be right beside you...For a while ;)

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:11 am

BingeRunner wrote:
Andy said...
Is it woohoo :dance: :dance: or :shock: :shock: :help: :help: as I just confirmed online that I am in Corral B .. :shock: :wink: :shifty:


I'll be right beside you...For a while ;)



You gonna pace me til we cross the Start Line :P :P then dump me ... :( :( then Endurox will pick me up and push me forward til the end .. :wink: :lol: :oops:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby KBO » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:56 am

HCmD wrote:
BingeRunner wrote:
Andy said...
Is it woohoo :dance: :dance: or :shock: :shock: :help: :help: as I just confirmed online that I am in Corral B .. :shock: :wink: :shifty:


I'll be right beside you...For a while ;)



You gonna pace me til we cross the Start Line :P :P then dump me ... :( :( then Endurox will pick me up and push me forward til the end .. :wink: :lol: :oops:


And Jackie and I will be the dead body sweepers. See you at the finish line. (with yummy cold beer(s) in our hands)

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby purdy65 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:58 am

Yeah,

Back in the open coral here. Sigh.

Will try to get as far up as I can, but I'm not worried.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby KBO » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:06 am

purdy65 wrote:Yeah,

Back in the open coral here. Sigh.

Will try to get as far up as I can, but I'm not worried.

Lisa


Last year we corraled ourselves in the 4:45 range and it only took 20 minutes to get to the start line - not bad at all. We had a great time joking with the people around us and then casually walking to the start line dodging piles of clothing left behind by people. Strangely enough the start of the race is a fond memory for me. We met some pretty funny people and Jackie was even flashed by a frat boy - unintentionally of course. :wink:

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:10 am

Over 17,000 registered so far, as of 5:00am this morning ...

Pretty sure that it's been stuck on that number since the second day .. :?
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:41 am

KBO wrote:And Jackie and I will be the dead body sweepers. See you at the finish line. (with yummy cold beer(s) in our hands)


Speaking of beer ... started my beer training program this week ... gotta be able keep up with the 'peggers in Chicago, ya know !!! :wink: :lol: :shifty:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby endurox » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:15 pm

practise your gin drinking too. :evil:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:00 pm

endurox wrote:practise your gin drinking too. :evil:


I can't do gin, apparently ... :shock: :(
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby endurox » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:39 pm

Ok, maybe just a wee one after the race, it warms you up when you drink it straight :)
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby JSmitty » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:15 pm

endurox wrote:Ok, maybe just a wee one after the race, it warms you up when you drink it straight :)


It has a different effect for me (if you know what I mean)!!
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:24 pm

Over 29,000 registered so far ... Still got time for you fence sitter !!! :twisted: :twisted: :wink:

Surprised that it isn't sold out already ... :?
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby Jwolf » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:57 pm

HCmD wrote:Surprised that it isn't sold out already ... :?

Why is that a bad thing?

With the earlier NYC lottery this year, maybe people are holding out. If so, you'll see a huge surge in applicants after that (March 30 or so).
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:59 pm

Jwolf wrote:
HCmD wrote:Surprised that it isn't sold out already ... :?

Why is that a bad thing?

With the earlier NYC lottery this year, maybe people are holding out. If so, you'll see a huge surge in applicants after that (March 30 or so).


MCM opens up in 28 days, and sells out 30,000+ in less than 3-4 days usually .. :shock: :?

eta: Glad to see that you are still thinking about Chicago, Jen ... :lol: :wink:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby msdesigner » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:19 pm

I'm glad it hasn't sold out yet. This one is on my A list but I can't decide. I'm having a hard time with forking over the $$$ registration fee.
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby JSmitty » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:07 pm

msdesigner wrote:I'm glad it hasn't sold out yet. This one is on my A list but I can't decide. I'm having a hard time with forking over the $$$ registration fee.

You know you wanna!!
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby waynerdog » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:40 pm

msdesigner wrote:I'm glad it hasn't sold out yet. This one is on my A list but I can't decide. I'm having a hard time with forking over the $$$ registration fee.


Really? What do you need to know to decide? This race is phenomenal. Even though my two crappiest marathons have been in Chicago, I LOVE this course and the city. It'd be worth going every year, $$$ permitting of course.

And for what it's worth, it is a WAY cheaper experience than NYC.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby Jwolf » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:54 pm

waynerdog wrote:
msdesigner wrote:I'm glad it hasn't sold out yet. This one is on my A list but I can't decide. I'm having a hard time with forking over the $$$ registration fee.


Really? What do you need to know to decide?

I think she's concerned about being ready for the marathon due to injury recovery?
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby waynerdog » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:03 pm

Jwolf wrote:
waynerdog wrote:
msdesigner wrote:I'm glad it hasn't sold out yet. This one is on my A list but I can't decide. I'm having a hard time with forking over the $$$ registration fee.


Really? What do you need to know to decide?

I think she's concerned about being ready for the marathon due to injury recovery?


Ah. Thanks. That makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby RobAllen » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:27 am

The Marathon is now sold out.

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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby Run26.2 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:00 pm

HCmD wrote:Is it woohoo :dance: :dance: or :shock: :shock: :help: :help: as I just confirmed online that I am in Corral B .. :shock: :wink: :shifty:
I didn't have a corral B qualifying time in the past year ( under 1:35 1/2 marathon or under 3:35 marathon) so I used my 1:38 Army Half-marathon from last September and they popped me into Corral C.....about 4500 people ahead of me....4000 in my corral....and 36,000 behind me......it's gonna be a great day! :)
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby JSmitty » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:55 pm

Hey guys!!!

I would like to do something special (besides running the Chicago Marathon)!

Baseball is only an option if they (the Cubs or White Sox) make the playoffs.
Basketball is during pre-season and if they are in town......great!!e
Football and Hockey are the same.

Anybody have other thoughts other than sports or including sports including clubs or music????
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Postby turd ferguson » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:15 pm

JSmitty wrote:Hey guys!!!

I would like to do something special (besides running the Chicago Marathon)!

Baseball is only an option if they (the Cubs or White Sox) make the playoffs.
Basketball is during pre-season and if they are in town......great!!e
Football and Hockey are the same.

Anybody have other thoughts other than sports or including sports including clubs or music????


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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby HCcD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:17 pm

JSmitty wrote:Hey guys!!!

I would like to do something special (besides running the Chicago Marathon)!

Baseball is only an option if they (the Cubs or White Sox) make the playoffs.
Basketball is during pre-season and if they are in town......great!!e
Football and Hockey are the same.

Anybody have other thoughts other than sports or including sports including clubs or music????


Oprah :shifty: :wink: :oops:
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Re: Chicago Marathon opens...

Postby KBO » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:15 pm

I had a load of fun at this place a few years back....

http://www.kingstonmines.com/flash/intro.html

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