For the most part, I felt good throughout. Around mile 18 my feet were tired, but my legs felt fine. I "ate" 3 GU energy gel packs along the way (1 every 60 minutes, approximately). Prior to running I dropped 3 water bottles, two of which I would visit twice on the running route. So I stopped and hydrated at miles 6, 9, 11, 15 and 19.
The route had several tough hills. At the 4.5 mile point there is a steep 1/2 mile incline on Bousa Rd. At mile 8, Horse Barn Hill is another brutal 1/2 mile ascent. Then, at about mile 16 the hills on Hunting Lodge Rd. present a bit of a challenge to tired legs.
I'm training for the Hartford Marathon on Oct. 11th. At this point, I'm feeling strong, and know I can do it, provided I stay injury free. I have been following a training plan on the RunKeeper app, and now plan to reset the schedule to correspond with the race. My mileage will decrease and I'll focus more on building speed. I may be dreaming, but I'd like to try to complete it in under 4 hours. This tortoise has a ways to go.