But as Steve has already noted, I think you're set up well to recover from your injury and then get back in training for St. George this fall.
To be on the kind of pace you were on through 22 miles, given that this is only your second marathon back after a long layoff, is awesome and not something to be tossed out the window because of being forced to come in at a slower pace.
AND, congratulations on finishing No. 10. That's another milestone worth patting yourself on the back for.
By a night splint, I assume Steve means something similar to what I have used to deal with plantar fasciitis problems over the years -- a splint that holds your foot in a stable position overnight, so as to prevent further stretching and aggravation of the injured tendon when your foot "relaxes" and flops down and forward as you sleep. I've had wonderful success with the splint I wear for the plantar fasciitis -- much more effective than ice or the "foot log" or stretching.
Keep us posted on your recovery, and congratulations to your son as well.
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