Very well-run race, managing the pain and finishing in a businesslike manner.
Proud of you especially for making the transformation from a fat guy to a marathoner; that shows a lot of dedication.
Great job, and I'm jealous of your heavenly post-race spread of nachos, cupcakes, and Three Floyds beer.
Nice job Awood. That was a strong race and an excellent debut. You didn't achieve your time goal, but you put up with a lot and kept on moving. I can't imagine what your feel felt like at the end of the race. I hope your recovery is going well. Also, congrats on the weight loss. That is very impressive.
2013 goals: 800m: 2:20 | mile: 4:59 | 5k: 18:59 | 10k: 39:59 | HM: 1:32 | Marathon: 3:20
Not in MI anymore
Not sure what is more impressive, the sub-4 first marathon or that monster plate of nachos.
Great race; the severe, every-muscle pain in the final miles is par for the course. WIll be interesting to see how your recovery goes.
That was just a great race report! Congrats on such a great job of ignoring the voices. Congrats, marathoner!