I feel like crying for you mate having read that, I felt bad anyway.
You are a hero for finishing the bloody thing feeling like that so early on. I wouldn't over analyse the niggle, it just sounds like ridiculously shit luck.
Will be rooting for you to see this come out out in some big runs over the summer!
Cheers Dave, looking forward to getting back to some hills.
I'm absolutely devastated for you Pete. The marathon is a very cruel mistress. I think there are three parts to marathon training:
1. The miles
1 takes care of 3, as long as you are eating well enough to recover from the hard sessions. 2 ends up getting ignored or reduced in favour of 1. The cumulative effect of a hard marathon build up takes it's toll and can hunt out any weaknesses.
It's a shame you can't get on the Berlin bus, but the Chesterfield marathon is one week after, and I might be able to get you an entry for York which is two weeks after if you wanted.
You're going to be in cracking shape once you've recovered so you'll be smashing it in the summer races.