Training is always consistent , never miss a run , it's mentally I think that's the problem . I just think " what am I doing , it hurts , I need to stop" . Never get that in a marathon though.
A fellow runner shouted at me in today's race as I was bemoaning the hill we were running up. He said if I could chat that I wasn't at full capacity so just dig in he was right of course and I dug in after that .
Have done the odd mile rep at 630 but my following mile time always suffers after one of those.
Don't run for the next week , pop the blisters and bathe the feet in salt water 3 times per day. Apply Vaseline to those areas on the day and you will be fine . Blisters are a total bugger but can also be quick to heal .
I ran this last year as my first marathon and loved it . Would love to do it again this yr but as I live in the south of England it was a bit of a trek . Amazing views . The worst bit is the first 9 miles which are down hill , killed the quads for the hill at 18 miles . If I have one training tip it's train running downhills as well as up and add some lunges to your weekly workouts.
I know I can easily run an 8 min mile , I have spent the last 3 months doing interval training , mile reps , fartleks, track work . in my mile reps I run at 720-730 m/mile pace. Ran 2 marathons last yr so have the endurance but every 10 k I do I seem to give up , slow down and give the race away. Why ? Anyone else experience this ? So annoyed with myself .