At October 13 in Chicago I cut 18 minutes off my personal best. I ran 26,2 miles in 3 hours and 12 minutes although the initial plan was about 2 minutes faster. Shame but my result doesn't help me to qualify for the marathon in Boston (where I dream to get in). In my age group it was necessary to show results faster than 3 hours and 10 minutes. Apparently I have to make the following marathon in 3 hours to match Boston standard for sure. With me in Chicago flew 17 of my friends - seven of them were running marathon and all the rest supporting us. Tomorrow I'm flying from Chicago to Utah, then to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and then in 2 weeks will be in Sydney. All according to plan.