BUT I CAN RUN A MARATHON!!!
I finished in 4:38, 8 minutes slower than what I really wanted but I am actually quite ok with that. I ran a solid 30k. By around 36k I knew I wasn’t quite going to make the 4:30 so I opted to relax and enjoy the ride. I discovered that I don’t hate marathons. Don’t love them either but I don’t hate them. And I think I would be willing to do this race again to see if I could take a few minutes off my time. Best part, I did not feel like I was dying as I ran the last 2k and I felt good walking through the finishers chute. More race details to follow 🙂