It’s Memorial Day weekend so it was time for the Chicago’s JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday. The weather was glorious, the usual 20-some thousand runners participated and a good time was had. Work had arranged for a nice tent, food, music — and a bunch of people showed up and enjoyed it. Nice one.
This time we all got chip-timing via a small (rfid ?) strip tagged to back of the bib number. Which is handy as I managed to not stop my time by hand correctly. Given that I am still nursing a sore Achilles tendon and don’t train well or much, the time of 23:51 (or 6:48 min/mile) was ok compared to the other seven previous times I have run this.