20th sub-4 hour marathon state complete today at a rainy Providence Marathon, in Providence, Rhode Island on Cinco De Mayo. Rolling hills through downtown Providence along the Seekonk and Providence Rivers with a fair piece on bike paths. VERY well supported (seriously I was offered gu at two different aide stations before the first 5k) with a lot of community out standing in the rain. It’s been almost 3 years since I managed a sub-4 in a new state because of injury, depression, weight, meds, et cetera so it was especially welcome considering I flew here without running shoes and I did the race in this ridiculous costume. I think I prefer this race to the Newport ones I did before. Fun fact: From 1776 to 1853 Rhode Island, our smallest state by land area, had 5 capitols that rotated (Providence, Newport, East Greenwich, South Kingston, and Bristol) in 1853 they cut it down to the first two, and finally in 1900 settled on just the one current capital, Providence.