Was recovering from a hamstring tendon tear in January and I just wasn't strong enough. Think for the first marathon 90% of the battle is getting to the start uninjured!
I'm not entirely sure of my splits for the next two as I'm not a stat junkie but I'm pretty sure they were very even. Finished both with a smile on my face for the last few miles. There's a lot to be said for that!
16miles with 12 at MP tonight .... my nemesis. Poss should try less MP but feeling strong atm so will give it a crack.
After a horrible first marathon (pace totally wrong and recovering from injury, walk/run from something like 16miles ...) I've done two conservative marathons ... my target times are slightly on the shy side based on my halfs and I make sure I feel like I am slightly holding back and checking my pace for at least the first half of the race. This has meant that I've loved (nearly) every minute of them and whilst I'm still pb-ing I don't mind a conservative approach even if it means I'm not hitting my full potential. Obviously this won't last forever ...
I despise DIY but the OH never gets around to doing it and we've got loads of paintings/mirrors/curtain rails that need hanging so I'm gonna have to get my man skills out. Mennania I shall be coming to you for advice!