today marked the first of 3 marathons in 8 days. Charlottesville Virginia and vicinity is very scenic but very hilly. it was cool to start but up to 75 degrees. adjusting to my new metabolism rates and everything else is a learning experience. i got off to a good steady start but found myself dehydrated at the 25k mark, forcing me to slow right down for a while until i was rehydrated. i ended up running a faster 4th quarter than the first 3! finishing with a time of 4.59.30 but more importantly, finishing with good health and feeling really good. monday's run should be much better! so far so good!