Chris, we must have bumped into each other at least once out there on the course. I remembered we were both in the 2nd starting corral so I looked for a green shirt(frog outfit) but none really stuck out. I yelled Gilligan three times and heard no response and after several people looked at me probably thinking who are you the skipper? I stopped.
It sounds like we were on the same pace. I was wearing yellow/black/gray addidas running shorts and singlet, mizuno shoes and black shades. Maybe you were right behind me, I kept hearing go Canada! That got old quick. I was on sub3:00 pace for about 15 then backed off to 7:00min. pace for the next 5, then backed off again losing about 4 minutes in the last 3 miles. I finished in 3:08. The more I re-think it, the more content I am with my race. What great experience I gained!
This was truly one of the most proud and memorable days in my life. No I did'nt set a PR, I did'nt reach that sub3 goal, but I did feel that truly for a day I belonged in the feild of the most prestigious marathon of them all. Although I am sad its over I am once again at peace with myself.
Now I focus on shattering that 3:00 marathon on the flat,fast,and friendly course known as Chicago.
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