For those that didn't track me (and I know a lot of you did and THANK YOU, cause I was getting your messages), heres the quick and dirty.
37 minute PR off of Houston Marathon 2007
Official time: 4:55:55
It was indeed the hardest run of my life and there was only one time where I thought I might have issues (around mile 17-18) but somehow I pulled it out and got back on focus.
I made a decision early on that I either could hurt me or help me and it turned out to be the right decision. That was at mile 16 where I was to go over the Queensboro Bridge. That bitch was scary, steep, and long. The decision was whether or not to slowly run it, or to walk it. If I ran it, I might not have what I needed to do what needed to be done afterwards. If I walked it, then I would have the energy to make up the time I lost by walking.
I walked it. It was of course my slowest mile, which the Garmin came in at 14:15 for mile 16, but I came back with a strong 17th mile, lost some time a few miles but then made that time up and was able to push in a final kick at mile 26 with a 10:40 (according to the Garmin).
This morning I am much much better than after Houston, and able to actually walk, albeit slowly.
I have a lot more to tell but for now, this will have to do.
OK, time to head back to the room for a bit before we head out for shopping on 5th Avenue.