Refrigerators are normally set between 35-39 degrees, so one can say that running in that temperature is like running inside one. Winter weather in the midwest will typically have a high in the low 40’s. Some places, like Chicago, will be a lot colder…freezer weather. So, when I ran the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in 30 degree weather I can honestly say it was a cool experience. It got so cold sleet started to fall. It was actually nice to have experienced that. Later in the race it must have warmed up to the low 40’s because it just rained. Cold rain. It was the first time I was able to truly enjoy a marathon. I ran with Cristina for a few miles then it was just me and my Shuffle. Ran through parts of Indy I would have never known had it not been for the race. White River Greenway looks to be an awesome place to bike through and relax in one of the parks when it gets warmer and The Meridian restaurant looks a like a nice place to try.
My post race recovery was really poor…in a good way:-) After the race we visited Chicago for a couple of days. We love Chicago (and its pizza) and somewhat considering it as a place to live post Indianapolis. Again, it was cold, but this time we came prepared. I finally have proper midwest type gloves! We ate pizza from Giardano’s just so we can compare it to Lou Malnati’s and Gino’s East. Lou’s is still number one. Giardano’s is just a massive piece of pie. It’s just a massive piece of pie with little flavor. What makes Lou’s good is the marinara sauce. Anyone can slap red sauce and cheese on bread, it takes skill to add flavor to a pizza. I drank beers and ate plenty of candy.
It was good weekend. Check out our dog’s twitter account: @RuffaloTheDog