Marathons: Always train hard...but always leave room for "the God's of race day" to have their say. Today was their day...and they let me know it with a hard crash between miles 21 and 22. I'm not going to spend too much time today evaluating what went wrong though. Instead...I'm going to celebrate a very hard fought finishing time of 3:59 and change...for my 10th consecutive sub-4:00 marathon. I had to work really hard for that "save", and I'm pleased that the effort paid off. Thanks to those of you who took interest and offered your support. I am very grateful!
Da goods! Oficially 3:59:38. 4,471st out of 20,895 total finishers. 3,365th out of 12,365 men.
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