I did the Goofy for the first time this year...first marathon too. I did finish and finish without injury which was the goal. To my suprise I was sore but it didn't stop me from going to the MK that night just so I could wear my Goofy medal! However I have decided to change things up a bit for next year. My training needs to be more muscle specific. I need to work harder on my lower body. This will include eliptical work and perhaps some p90x or those old step up box videos. Last year the heat outside stopped from working out outside as much. I cannot use that excuse this year. If it means going out as the sun rises at 0500 hours than that is what I will do. If it means going out an hour before it sets at 830 that is what I will do. I am going to incorportate not just a gps in my training but a heart rate monitor and know my thr and how long to maintain it and work at that. The goal is to get a better finish time with minimal pain. On the morning of all the races...I wont have coffee. I cannot tell you how many times I had to visit the pop. It was terrible. If I have coffee, I will have a sip or two and it has to be several hours before I take the bus to the race which would mean I will be drinking coffee at midnight. I think thats all I have.