Unofficial time: 04:21.09
Deduct roughly five minutes for the time it took us to get to the starting gate.
I did it. I ran the New York Marathon. And as God is my witness, I will never do that again.
Not that I'm not proud and thankful, or that it wasn't just simply amazing. It was just so hard. All of it, the training, everything.
But let's not go there yet. I ran the f*cking marathon. On my feet. Running.
UPDATE: LANCE ARMSTRONG says it's hard.
From the NY Times:
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong finished his first marathon in a hair under three hours. Armstrong crossed the finish line 2:59:36, easily making his goal of finishing within an hour of the men's winner.
"That was, without a doubt, the hardest physical thing I've ever done," Armstrong said after the race.
Comparing his marathon experience to his cycling success Armstrong said, "even the worst days on the tour, nothing was as hard as that. Nothing left me feeling the way I do now." Armstrong said he shins started hurting around mile 12 or 13, and his legs felt heavy as he ran through Harlem. With three miles to go in the race, Armstrong said he stopped caring if he could meet his personal goal of finishing under three hours, the pain was so intense.
See? Me and Lance. We know what's up.