You can see me there in 5th place. It was a very rainy day and one to really remember! I made sure to eat plenty during the race, and I think that made a big difference. I still was reduced to walk run for about the final 10 miles, but at least I kept going. This race was a 4 lap time 8.1 miles on very easy cinder trails with very little elevation change, so I have no real reason to be so slow, and the rain was actually refreshing and I can't blame it for my speed. It was shocking to come through the marathon at 4:30; I'd be so embarrassed if that ends up being my time at Chicago. I used to make fun of four hour marathoners, and now I may be one. My strategy will be to run with the 3:50 pace crew at Chicago and if I feel good pick it up at about 20. I feel like endurance at the 20+ mile time frame was not that big of a deal.