WBEZ | Brendan Cournane http://www.wbez.org/tags/brendan-cournane Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Weekly Guide: gearing up for the Chicago Marathon http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-07/weekly-guide-gearing-chicago-marathon-92928 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-07/Marathon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Sunday, around 40,000 elite and rookie runners are expected to participate in the <a href="http://www.chicagomarathon.com/" target="_blank">Bank of America Chicago Marathon</a>. The<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-marathon-forecast-warm-but-not-extreme-20111007,0,7499184.story" target="_blank"> forecast</a> of summer-like temperatures means runners need a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Many of them will follow the guidance of folks with marathon experience, like <a href="http://www.coachbrendan.com/" target="_blank">Brendan Cournane</a>. The endurance running coach has trained 400 runners for this year's marathon, encouraging them to both hit and get beyond the finish line. In the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>, Cournane joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>for a little one-on-one time and with his tips on how Chicagoans can enjoy the marathon weekend.</p><p><em>Music Button: Lord Mouse &amp; the Kalypso Kats, "Rat Race Calypso", (Jump Up records)</em></p></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-07/weekly-guide-gearing-chicago-marathon-92928