**ya'll get to hear the asterisk part too, though I'm going to have to make my peace with not bringing this up all the time. I had to stop (non-negotiable) to use the bathroom twice, and lost about nine minutes that way. Ah well, with a 5:01:08 it'll be easier to break five hours next time. And that really was the best possible time I could have run today. So I am thrilled. Tired, really sore(!), but thrilled.
And I have my hoodie.