I was glad to see that polliwog had a great marathon. I think I have a picture of me and my family in the same spot as the one you posted! I also ran the logan marathon and although it was an overall good experience I don't think I'd run the Logan again. All that winding through the streets the last 6 miles or so really got to me. But I was so glad my sister joined me at mile 23. Although I was in no condition to chat, just having her there really helped me through. I finished in 3 hours 59 minutes and 25 seconds!!! I wanted to do it in around 4 hours so I was happy with that. One thing I wished I would have done differently- not drank so much water before the race. By mile 2 I had to pee so bad but there were always lines at the outhouses. Finally mile 10 I had to stop. That added a good 2minutes to my time. My mile splits were all over the place though. Down through the canyon i was everywhere from 8:05 to 8:57. My splits got progressively slower unitl the last mile. I think I just wanted to be done! It feels good to have done it and I can't say that I'll be doing one any time soon but I definitely want to try and beat my time. I'd think I want to do one at the altitiude I'm used to training at. Portland elevation- Sea level, Logan elevation at start of race -around 5200 feet. I think that really affected me. Anyways, Sarah and Kelli, I'm planning on running on Friday. I have definitely been jonesin' to run but have made myself rest. Thanks for inviting me to join your blog. This is a new thing for me!