I can safely say that when I come to write this one up, then the words 'hardest' and 'ever' will be used.
When you think that I ran Boston, an equally unforgiving course, in dreadful conditions with only four training runs and being the unfittest and carrying the most weight of all the ones I have run in 5 Hours 23 mins, then NYC, with me being in the best shape after the best training ever and despite early problems, I was still on course to break 5 hours at halfway, then coming in at 5hrs, 59 mins and 19secs tells a story.
It also tells a story that ends in the concept known as 'retiring' as the legs finally blew up and gave way from mile 2!! Full story at www.johnhonney.com in due course and whenI can bring myself to relive it in writing.
As ever, I end with the words 'thank you'.
NYC, America (1 November 2009)