We had a hill workout this morning that left me wondering: Why am I doing hills? Isn’t Chicago supposed to be flat? And CIM supposed to be net downhill? But we ARE training with a bunch of people that are doing TCM – and that’s hilly. Plus, I know hills are good for strength and speed. So, it’s all good.
But, because I’m starting to
obsess think ahead about my races and about past races I’ve done, I did some research and found elevation profiles of Chicago, CIM and TCM.* I like analyzing things. 🙂
Chicago Marathon Elevation Profile
Holy crap – what a flat course! (But 45,000 runners to dodge around!)
California International Marathon Elevation Profile
Looks fast on paper – but downhills sort of freak me out!
Twin Cities Marathon Elevation profile
If I could PR & BQ on this, I can do it at Chicago, right?
*Can’t remember what site I stole them from, but it looked like it was credible. Very interesting too – had about 15 – 20 other marathon elevation profiles.