Phillip Hersh has a compelling argument for a smaller marathon field in Chicago. Granted they had unique weather this year but should 45,000 folks really be running a marathon?
I am all for personal choice but there are so many other options folks!
You do not need to run a marathon to prove yourself! You can run anything from a 5K, 10K to half marathon and recover far quicker to do it again with perhaps even more enjoyment than the punishment it gives your body over the course of a marathon.
I expect to gain some arguments here but I welcome them.
Why must you run a marathon?
If you do, are you really ready to run?