26.2 in the Air Force Marathon yesterday. I have the MCM coming up in about 5 weeks so I decided to lay back on this one. I was shooting for 4 hours but ended up at 4:17 and change. I went out way too fast from the start and at the halfway point I was on pace for about 3:30. I slowed myself down but then started to feel ill and by the end I was walking every other mile between 20 and 25. After the race I jumped in the Jeep and made the 4.5 hour drive home and went straight to bed after a shower. I woke up at dinner time with no voice, a throat that felt like fire, and a stuffed up nose. I've been rehydrating today with copious amounts of chicken soup and am starting to feel a little bit better.
My legs feel fine today so that's always good. I'd like to get out for few miles tomorrow to keep limber as I have a half marathon a week from today and it's one of my favorites so I want to have a good one.
FWIW, Dayton, Ohio is much hillier than I realized and the AFMarathon was much more scenic than I was expecting. The humidity was a killer early but once the sun came out so did a stiff breeze and that helped take away some On my away some of the moisture in the air.