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Fantastic morning run with @karagoucher and @oiselle Sally before today’s events in Napa. Continually impressed and inspired by these two superstars. #podiumretreatskg #runwestin http://ift.tt/1sIOh6K

Fantastic morning run with @karagoucher and @oiselle Sally before today’s events in Napa. Continually impressed and inspired by these two superstars. #podiumretreatskg #runwestin http://ift.tt/1sIOh6K

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@iliekim our pleasure! Enjoy your stay. #runwestin
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@skinnyrunnerSR @WestinMHR LOVE that property and they love their runners. I take it you’re there now? Enjoy… #runwestin
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@brittysue The pleasure was ours. Congrats on your race and we hope to see you again sooner than later. #runwestin
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'Da Chicago Rock'n'Roll Course Preview

I encourage you to read the following Course Preview as if one of the above gentlemen was offering you the advice.

Hello my friends and welcome to another edition of da Course Preview. This one is for da’ Chicago Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon this Sunday in, eh, Chicago.

  1. Da course is flat so, eh, you don’t need to worry about any hills. Seriously, no hills. 
  2. Da race starts early (6:30) which should help you beat the sun, but dat doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply sunblock and wear some shades because this course only has shade from miles 4-6 as you run through downtown Chicago. Dat means you’re still gonna’ feel da’ heat. But be like a Bull and beat da’ heat.
  3. All of da’ tight turns are in the first 6 miles so if I were you, I wouldn’t try to make any sort of move until you hit Michigan Avenue at mile 7 when the race completely opens up and you have plenty of space.
  4. Did you know you run under da Convention Center? Yah. So if you don’t like running in tunnels you should know.
  5. But da biggest thing you should know is what you pass on da right at mile 12. Soldier’s Field. Home of Da Bears. And that’s really all you need to know. 

Now if you’ll please excuse me, I gotta’ go find Ditka’s.