I really had hard time today! I was pretty good through 16 and 17 miles but after that my legs just blew up and they were done... The last 9 miles I had to run walk the rest of the way in, I know some had to do with the heat and I also think the lack of proper training really failed me today... I was injured from March to the middle of July and I just couldn't get enough training in and certianly not enough downhill training. I haven't had to walk in a race for along time and it was truely humbling, but with heat and the legs letting me down it just made for a bad combination. Its my first full marathon since 2008 (SG) which I did in 3:43:00 so I thought maybe with some race day magic I could pull off a 3:30 but it just wasn't to be. I really need to work on my base mileage over the winter and try and get stronger in the legs so I can start improving, I can't run marathons just to run them, if I'm not getting faster and improving then I feel I'm wasting my time, I'm just not built that way and I feel like I have been going backwards the last couple of years. I'm sorry that I'm complaining but it was a real tough day and it has been a ruff couple of years. I'm going to hold off on the splits till later cuz I feel like its really not meaningful to list them at this point. Don't get me wrong I really gutted it out today and I'm proud of myself for that cuz it would have been real easy to catch the shuttle down but I didn't... My time is un-offical but its close enough for today until I get the results. My legs feel pretty good but I have a real narly blister on my left pinky toe and it is really sore, which is kind of wierd cuz I usually don't get blisters, and I think the lack of downhill training is the reason for that. There just wasn't enough time. I will take a week off and let all my wounds and blisters heal and then pull up my boot straps and get after it again, I know I am and can be a better runner than this but that will depend on my body co-operating and staying injury free.