Well, all my training over the past couple of months has come to fruition. I completed my 2nd marathon. I will post a more complete report tomorrow (or maybe the next day)... but I just have to quickly shout out my joy. I finished under 4 hours, which was my first and foremost goal - the one which I felt was achievable if all went well. I aimed to qualify (the goal of my dreams) and in fact stayed with the 3:45 pace group for the first half... but then nature called. The aches began soon thereafter and I just hung on. I crossed the finish in 3:57:50... a PR by 37 minutes... average pace 9:00 min. I am elated.
Stay tuned! :)