I'm still gathering data here. Converting for those of us in the US, you weigh about 214 pounds, and did your last 20k at about a 13:40 pace. You are 39 years old.
For comparison purposes, I believe Johnny was in his 20s. Big difference having crossed the dreaded 39 mark myself.
What was your "perceived effort" during the 20k? Did you feel like you were really pushing it to finish? Was your pace dramatically slower at the end?
To TomB: We have different philosophies about the marathon experience. To me it is more about the training and development of a fitness level that results in a change in lifestyle. I admire people with the mental toughness that Johnny has. I even conjure thoughts of him and how he must have suffered during his marathon when I start feeling tired and the runs get tough. But what Johnny did doesn't represent what marathoning is all about to me. Also, I think he was lucky to not have hurt himself during the race. To risk permanent injury for the sake of proving his manhood is teenager stuff. I wonder how he would have felt if he had screwed up his knees and couldn't snow board anymore?
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