Lev - I generally like to keep myself well fuelled on carbs unless I know I'm going to be having an easy day, but I certainly think you are right when it comes to the fast stuff, certainly seem to burn through the carbs on those sessions.
CW - Decided against defending your Town & Gown title then?
Confidence building session last night, 10 miles with 6 @ LT pace (5:5X), felt I could have managed a 7th quick one but will save that for next time.
LR - I have run 3 marathons each time in different shoes, first time I used my every day shoe & no injury problems there (crap performance but don't think I can blame the shoe!), next time round I ran in pure racing flats, fine on the day but my ankles were knackered after. So on to attempt 3 & luckily for me Brooks make a race shoe with the marathon in mind, so it's better supported than my pure flat but with some weight saving, anyway all good on the day & after so I'll be sticking with those.
Generally trained in my everyday shoe but did wear the planned race shoe for the MP efforts just to get used to them.