Rupp! Rupp! C'mon dude, you gotta run it!
I assume your half marathon qualified you for the trials, right?
C'mon dude, you gotta run the trials. You will make the team, and the Olympic Marathon will be awesome.
I remember the '76 Olympic Games when Lasse Viren ran the marathon. It was incredibly exciting. You had this guy who could drop a 4 minute mile at the end of the 5000, and he was loping along in the lead pack of marathoners with his two golds dangling around his neck, clanging together. They weren't literally dangling around his neck, but the other runners could hear them clanging. If I recall, he ended up 5th, but sure had the others shaking in their Adidas.