A few things.
First, I was admittedly pleased to hear that Lance Armstrong was hurting after the NYC Marathon.
Second, I was more pleased to hear that Dean went for a 28.5 mile run the evening after completing 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days.
Third, yesterday I went for my first tempo run since pre-Marine Corps Marathon. It was hard. I felt like I was huffing and puffing. I stopped at least three times to walk and swig water. The 5K jaunt took me 22 minutes, 16 seconds or 7:10 per mile. Wow. That's almost 20 seconds per mile slower than Lance finished NYC. Maybe I owe him a little more respect.