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Stuck to the plan in regards to pacing, and finished right where I was targeting (3:39:34). The best part was that I was able to feel relatively good for the last 10K, which often can be a very tough and painful part of the marathon. My pace for that last 10K was actually a few seconds faster/mile than my overall pace, so holding to my goal pace earlier on (when you often go too fast due to race day adrenaline) seems to have paid off.
It was a nice day for a marathon. Overcast and grey for the first couple hours, but the sun eventually came out. The temperature started in the low 50's and ended up right around 60. For me, that's about as good a temperature range as I could ask for.
Nothing too exciting to report about the race itself. Just kind of plodded along through the miles, trying not to think too much about how much further I had to go until I got to mile 20. When I hit that and still felt OK, that was a pretty good feeling. As mentioned above, that last 10K can sometimes be pretty brutal; where you just swear that someone is playing with you and moving each mile marker further back.
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