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In October I will be running my third Chicago marathon. I have set a rather high goal of a sub 4hr race. According to only 28% of marathon runners are able to run a marathon in less than 4 hours. With the reality of less than 30% running a sub 4hr pace, I am left with a lot of questions. 
Before meeting my wife, I was certainly not a runner, and would have never imagined running being a part of my life. The persuasion of someone you love is pretty darn strong! My wife (girlfriend at the time) was preparing to run in a half marathon when we first met, and so to spend some extra time with her I began to run. And boy was I horrible! 
As she continued to train, I continued to run. And before you know it, I was hooked and I began the process of becoming a runner. It's been quite the journey, and one that I am so thankful for now. Running is one of my main outlets for handling the stress that comes with my position. 
I have certainly become more competitive in my runni…

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