I think I figured out how I can run the marathon in the required time (6hr 30min). I just need a psychotic maniac wielding a machete to chase me. Or zombies, maybe I need zombies like the Zombie Run. So I'm calling for volunteers. Forget passing out water with all the other volunteers - CHASE ME!! PLEASE! Today I was able to shave a little time off what my normal pace has been, but I'm convinced it's because I was running for my life. The crazies in the sketchy house on the road next to mine were shooting very loud guns in their yard (only in NH...) and I was quite reluctant to become a moving target.
According to the Chicago Marathon rules and guidelines there will be an official Pace Van driving along the course at a 15:00/mile pace. Mark my words, I'll be the runner the Pace Van accidentally drives over.