Leisa - I'm not going to ask you your age, but I strongly doubt from your picture that you're anywhere near 50! In cracking shape. Glad you enjoyed the blog post!
Johnas - thanks, I hope so! What is your next target timewise? I imagine it's hard even to take a minute or two off at your speed now?
IM - yeah I'd thought about Frankfurt as well. Probably for another year. I'll definitely be back in Berlin though too. Too many dreams, not enough money (or time)...
RFME - that's a lovely collection of medals. Get a nice mount like KW!
KW - brilliant. I've been trying to mock up something similar but interesting to hear there's a kit available. For now I've got some of my race numbers up. Hope to replace the half mara number with a 3rd marathon number in the not too distant future!
Martin - congratulations on your time, that's really impressive. Hope Edinburgh treats you well!
Johnas - just checked back and saw your time as well. You ran a blinder. Many congratulations!
RFME - getting close to your HM PB so close to Berlin is a great result. Have had a look through your site btw and will send you a message.
I went out for an attempted 4 mile run last night, first since the race, got terrible stitches all round my front and then stopped after 2.5 miles with a really sore calf muscle. Forgot how tight this was after the marathon. Otherwise I felt fine, recovered far more quickly than last year, assisted I think by a lot of walking for the next couple of days after the race. Was thinking of doing a half marathon next month to try and get a PB there but don't know if this is on now.
Really interested in Chicago for next year, possibly also with Rotterdam in the spring. Have put a wee race report up at http://www.myrunninglife.co.uk/berlin-marathon-2012-race-report/
Just arrived home minus some of our luggage which is apparently still in Frankfurt. Well done all on some great times and a number of PBs.
I got a PB of 3:55 which is down by 4 minutes. Am happy with that even though it's not the sub-3:50 I was initially after - I readjusted my expectations on the course as the day was far too warm for me (I'm not used to running in anything above 10-12 degrees) and I got caught up in really bad congestion for the first 6km which already had me 2 minutes down by that stage. I think I tried to get back on track too soon after that as well as I managed to pull it back for a 1:54 half marathon (dead on target), but slipped down to a 2 hour second half.
Didn't make it to Georg I'm afraid, wasn't feeling great after the race. Had a great weekend though and was nice to get a taste of summer after this year's washout. Only grumbles about the race were the congestion until 6k, congestion at water tables (even if you aimed for the far end), and km signs way too small - you could blink and miss them. Otherwise I was really impressed with the organisation and the whole weekend away / massive expo / general experience was fantastic.
I'd also like to add my thanks to all who've shared insights and experiences over the past couple of months. Good luck everyone on your future endeavours and maybe we'll meet on another thread soon.