Congratulations on the 20-miler. It sounds like a couple of good things happened in the run (1) you seemed to look back and wished you had gone a little faster. This is good because you want to save your best performance for race day. I have seen people run great on a training run and then be blah on race day. (2) you said you didn't feel so good around 15-16, but it passed. This is also good. In my experience I have found in every marathon, there is a spell or period where I feel lousy. It passes, and then you feel better. Having been through that once already, you'll be prepared to deal with it in DC.
Howie's tips for driving are good. The only thing I can possibly add to them is to take Monday off, if you possibly can, and drive back to NY that Monday after if possible. Those roads can be dangerous, and you will be tired. I guess it depends on your personal situation. Good luck Ang, Tim
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