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Now that Chicago is out of the way, anyone doing this race? I signed up way back in January and it will be my first. Hoping to finish around 4:30-4:45 based on my long runs so far. 20 miler this weekend, then taper!

Funny story...a co-worker asked if I was running a marathon. I replied yes, on November 10th in Naperville. Their response: Is that one going to be the same distance as Chicago?
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2013-10-21 9:13 PM
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I'm in. Skipped Chicago this year, so this is my "A" race. I've hardly trained (doing yoga and swimming don't count), so this should be a disaster. Still, 5 minutes from my front door to the starting line, so I am in.
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2013-10-22 10:20 AM
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I'm in for the half.  I'm under trained and have been sick for the last 10 days so this should be interesting.  Hoping I can go 1:50 - 1:55.  At least the weather should be nice and cool.  Looking forward to seeing how well organized it is.  

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2013-10-24 7:18 AM
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Ill be there. Didn't have such a good performance in Chicago so this is my opportunity to save face a little.
2013-11-01 9:57 AM
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Im in for the half! Was going to switch to full (was still allowing switches) .. Was feeling great but Monday I fell down stairs and prob dislocated my tailbone. (I've done it twice before) lets just say I run better than I walk downstairs .... ughhh! The closer we get the more I wanna do the full... weather islooking fab too
2013-11-01 10:04 AM
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I wanted to do the full but surgery took me out of Chicago and now Naperville. chalking this year up to just bad timing and longer than hoping recovery time.
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2013-11-08 9:27 PM
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I hit the expo today, it was wicked fast. In and out in 15 minutes (with my kids in tow). Good luck everyone- Sunday should be fantastic weather-wise.
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2013-11-10 7:18 PM
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So what did you think of Naperville?.... I say that was some false advertisement~~def NOT flat!!!! I PR'd as well as lots of my friends but it was a struggle. Whats everything think of this one?
2013-11-10 7:54 PM
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Jenny, did you see the guy that collapsed at Springbrook Prairie? He was about 1 minute ahead of me... by the time I got to him 2 people had already started CPR and DuPage Forest Preserve was out there with an AED. I decided to slow down a but after seeing that.

I guess he's OK and even wanted to finish the race in spite of the fact he was getting CPR:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131110/news/711109869/

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2013-11-10 7:58 PM
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Oh, and the race.... definitely challenging, but I knew it would be. Living here for the last 2 years (and previously being married to a Naperville native) I had run/biked every inch of this course. I knew it was going to be challenging (especially with Greene Valley doing the full). I had a very solid first 13.1 and slowed down a lot on the back half. I wasn't going for any PR's. Most of the people from my CARA group said it was considerably harder than they expected.

I'd still do it again in a heartbeat, this was a very good race. It's the same RD's as Fox Valley, so I'm going to look at some distance of that next year.

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2013-11-11 6:04 AM
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Sneaky hilly, and they came at inopportune times, like the one right before mile 20. Into the wind. Per my Garmin file, the elevation gain/loss was 1070/1109. Great course and race. I too slowed down the second half and Green Valley was no joke. I was surprised at the number of people who trekked in there to support the runners!
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2013-11-13 10:20 AM
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I missed that guy... thank gosh! I know one of the nurse that gave cpr though & he is doing ok! Still in ICU but stable. Being w Edward's hospital a lot of the Docs & RN's ran it
2013-11-13 10:21 AM
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I missed that guy... thank gosh! I know one of the nurse that gave cpr though & he is doing ok! Still in ICU but stable. Being w Edward's hospital a lot of the Docs & RN's ran it
2013-11-13 10:26 AM
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Nice you both did the full... hills even more challenging! It was a great race - nicely organized. Minus beef sandwich at early hour (no thanks) but dang wheres my BEER!!!!
2013-11-13 1:53 PM
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Nice you both did the full... hills even more challenging! It was a great race - nicely organized. Minus beef sandwich at early hour (no thanks) but dang wheres my BEER!!!!

I agree with you- the last thing I wanted after running a marathon was a greasy beef sandwich. A beer would have been delightful at the finish line, but I went over to downtown for some Guinness @ Quigley's.
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