Check out that elevation profile...
Considering the Chicago Marathon is supposed to be very flat, and that I found the super hilly run on Saturday too much to bare, perhaps it would make more sense to run the long runs on routes that are more similar to what the actual marathon will be like.
Yup, I'd say that's pretty flat!
Ok, now I get why so many people say that the Chicago Marathon is a great choice for first-timers. That is seriously one flat course!! That's pretty freaking awesome. Well, I know that I can walk faster than a 15min/mile pace (I practiced on the treadmill the other day), so at worst, provided I am injury-free enough to at least walk, I WILL complete this marathon!!