<...>if one comes across the finish line and doesn't feel like death warmed-over, then one didn't give maximum effort. Or so I have been told.
I could only image that feeling - until I did a 48/10 last year. Yeah, nobody was there to cheer for me at the end, but I'd like to think that feeling of satisfaction was close. I can assure you I *did* feel like death warmed over.