Nerves not kicked in yet but sure they will this week. My first Marathon too ,zone 3, training gone well, can't believe how quick it's come around! not used to the re fuelling side of things and keep forgetting, I think after the half way mark I'll just copy someone that looks like they know what they're doing! a shower or 2 on the day would be nice.
I'm a 6am runner and never eat beforehand, usually 6 to 10 miles, however I ran 18.5 miles last week training for the yorkshire marathon, just took an energy drink and 1 gel with me, I did go at a slower pace than usual too. I felt fine afterwards.
bought some gore x run ultra shorts a few months back and they are the comfiest shorts i've ever owned, have inner compression short, extremely light and gel pockets at front.normally about £70 but been very cheap, around £25 online at amazon. or as others have said, bodyglide or vasaline but some people have said vasaline has stained their kit.
Looking forward to this but missed nearly 2 weeks training after needing stitches in my head, so need to get a long run in this week. training could be better in my head as only done a 14 miler as my longest run so far but i run before breakfast on empty most of the time. time to test the fuelling strategy for on the day. Sounds like the race packs are about to be sent out too as i had an email to amend my address etc before the 23rd August.