On the last weekend in August, Lanette, Peter and I finished what we started training for months ago for the Perth City to Surf races. I completed the 42km marathon (5 hrs 23 min), Peter completed his half marathon (2 hrs 10 minutes) and Lanette finished her 12km walk.
At the half-way mark, I was exactly on my pace of 7 minutes per km (5 hour pace), but had to grapple with strong calf cramps throughout the final 24 km. I finished strong though. Disappointed that I didn't feel the experience of "hitting the wall" (must have been running to slow!). Recovery was swift and uneventful. By the end of the week I was playing a pickup basketball game, softball playoff game (5 for 6 hitting) and went bowling.
More photos of me running at http://www.supersportimages.com/products/showbib.php?xs=818&s1=623.