no worries - you still posted a time and that's huge! i also had a disappointing marathon this fall (http://rendezvoo.blogspot.ca/2013/09/2013-erie-marathon-at-presque-isle-race.html) - looking forward to reading about the lessons that you've learned!
Cheers Patrick! I have Tokyo marathon planned in late February and will train properly for that. I will write about the Istanbul marathon as soon as the race photos are out. Read your story of Erie marathon. Your blog is always inspiring. Keep on running!