We'll go ahead and get the down side out of the way.
- I didn't hit my sub 5 hour goal.
- The heat, my feet, and my hip were all taking me down at around mile 16.
Hugh Jass was a Hugh Jass hit! In addition to my name "Hugh Jass" being on the front, I made a request on the back.
I started losing steam around mile 16 and I thought mile 23 would never come.
After the race, Angie met up with Cely (we had all eaten breakfast together on Saturday morning. I'll steal some of Angie's pics later). Cely's boyfriend and Angie's husband struck up quite the bromance whilst chugging whiskey and scanning Chicago for their ladies. After I finished I did three things. First, I got a free massage at the massage tent. Then I got my free beer and people watched in the 312 after party area. I love watching all the marathoners (including myself) walking in slow motion. After that, I walked maybe two miles to a small beach near our hotel and used Lake Michigan as my personal cold plunge. It was awesome.