Won't have time for extensive posts for a few weeks but thought I'd let you know that my first Berlin marathon and first experience at pacing was a success. The calf held up just fine.
Both Lynne and I were getting over colds but ran a very even pacing to a 4:27:20 finish (her main goal to go sub-4:30). Lynne really powered through the last 4-6km like an elite and showed what she's made of in this race!
Speaking of elites I got to meet and wish this fellow good luck:
I can say after meeting him in person (for all of 15 seconds) that he seems very modest as well as very small and slender.
Anyway, more on this amazing experience later....meanwhile watch for Lynne's race report here.