I'm a bit worried also. Although my training has been going really well and all of my long runs with my running group have been at pace or better, including very comfortable 14 and 18 milers, I failed miserably at last Sundays Fox Valley Marathon. I was barely able to finish and came in at just over 6 hours, having to walk almost exclusively the last 8 miles.
An experienced running friend at work assured me that things like this happen often and advised me to use this taper time wisely and back off the recommended mileage by half but continue to run as best as I can. I'm hoping the final weeks of training are not such a struggle that I psych myself out of completing Chicago.
By the way, what corral have you been assigned to. I'm in corral G.
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