I ran a marathon on Sunday and it was absolutely brutal. I'm generally a trail runner and this marathon was on a combination of asphalt and cobblestone. No fun. I felt fine up until the 30th km, at which point my legs went up in flames. I ran with the sole goal of finishing under 4 hours, which I honestly thought was going to be simple. I finished at 4:03, so I'm definitely feeling a little humbled on that one. Though due to work reasons, I was really only able to train for about 2-3 weeks, so really just finishing is a win. I ran the first half in 1:45 and the second in 2:15.. Should I ever decide to torture myself like this again, I'd like to be able to stick to a more solid plan.
I found a place for me that will make a bespoke suit for a ridiculously cheap price and I'm seriously considering it even though it's really quite unnecessary at the moment.