I didn't sleep very well that night thanks to my irritating tickle cough, kept me awake for a long time.
I of course woke up before my alarm, jumping out of bed.
When I went outside at 6:30 AM, it was seriously 26 degrees outside. I haven't felt air that cold since we moved out of Oregon.
I ran 3 miles prior to the marathon start, my warm up. I didn't like that we had to walk a 1/2 mile to get to the marathon start. But once it got under way, it was fine. I stayed to the side knowing this was just a training run for myself and I was not going to breaking any records.
Even though there was an aid station every mile with a honey bucket, I brought my handheld water bottle and filled up when I needed it, about every 5 miles at first, then every 4. I did stop at the honey bucket twice throughout my whole run.
It was a nice run, very well organized. It was neat to hear the announcer call out my name at the 1/2 and at the finish.
I saw a total of 4 deer throughout the run. The elevation was not a factor.
So my time for the marathon was 4:48 and total with the extra 5 miles that I ran was 5:48, neat how that worked out. My age place was 4/11, overall was 120/171, sex place was 51/84.