This was my first marathon and I didn't have any idea what I was doing. I look back and I cannot believe I did what I did. It was warm this day. I took some advil BEFORE the race for pain. And I didn't drink a lot throughout the race, so... I got dehydrated. At about mile 18 my leg muscles would not work and I had to walk.... a lot. I ran a 2:06:12 half marathon... and then it went downhill from there! I crossed the finish line and said I would never run a marathon again. Then the next day I told myself I knew I could do better next year.