The temperature was a little warmer than we'd all like. I adjusted my pace a few days ago, taking out a 3:40 pace band. The heel, it held up. The calfs didn't, due to cramping. I took in my five gels, the Gatorade but it still did me in. Had to walk and stretch a few times.
I'm very happy with the performance. It was hard to enjoy a marathon when it was not cool, but I was able to tough it out, drawing on all those other marathons that have challenged me.
So am I running Toronto in a week? We'll see how the legs bounce back and I'll be paying very close attention to the weather.
I'll write up a race report in a few days.
Final chip time: 3:41:04
Here's the bling!