That's right - I made it by 5 seconds!! I yelled and jumped when I crossed the finish line. I really, really didn't think I was going to make it there but well, it happened. I think my "chip time" will be more like 3:58 but the clock showing the gun time read 3:59:55 when I crossed. Pretty freaking cool.
I'll post an in depth review of the race as an act of pure sadism so you will all have to read it. Why should I be the only one to suffer today?? But for now, I'm kinda tired, and dizzy, and I'm going to lie down.