Not Easy Loh...
I came across this excellent posting in seecube's blog about the marathon experience from the elites to the average fellas. No. 7 on USA TODAY's 10 hardest things to do in sports is running a marathon in two-plus hours. Here's why it's so hard, from a scientific perspective, from an expert athlete's perspective and from an average joe's. To read the full article hit this USA Today link.
One statement made at the end of the article says it all: "I know people who have run one marathon and vow they'll never run another. But I don't know anyone who has finished a marathon and doesn't cherish the accomplishment."
Long may you run! 12 days to go!
Note: For the Top 10 list, click here.