As the run started on Saturday I found myself feeling sorry for all ofthe first timers.  We have many runners, who each week run further then they have ever run before.  To have them face an Enemy like we had to face seemed unfair.  As the run progressed, shoes soaked with sweat, I started feeling sorry for myself.  With all my experience, over 20 marathons completed, it was becoming painfully obvious I would not be able to hold pace.  The Enemy had me by the throat.  What could I do? 


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