Perfect day. I felt the 18 miles of pounding, actually, more like 19. Mile 24-25 is was also kind of tough with more downhill.
My watch gave out after my 1st mile, which was 7:52. I didn't care and in the end it's probably good because I would have been discouraged with the 9's for about the last 7 or so miles. Since I had no watch I kind of kept my eye on the 3:40 pacers. I was thinking I'd run a 3:45, no where near a PR but it's my 3rd marathon in 2 and half months. I was okay mentally with a 3:45.
I ran a 3:43:45.99.
I was with the 3:40 pacers around mile 17 and they were 3 minutes ahead of schedule. So I gave up about 7 minutes from there until the end.