I Just Broke 2:40 In The Marathon

In some regards, the performance was a surprise

Photo from Andrew Kliewer, friend of the author

Going into my recent marathon today, I did not have very confidence inspiring training. I could barely do easy runs at a seven-minute mile pace. I had one good run, but every other run felt completely terrible as I watched myself get passed by mothers with strollers and 40–50-year-old hobby joggers that I had no business…