Thank you all for your input into this forum. Although I've not contributed much it touches me to see so much shared pain and gain, and has been fascinating to see that my first marathon experience is so similar to many! (Great training, inexplicable underperformance to expectation on the day!)
Really enjoyed all your company and wish you well with future race plans. Me, I have a growing urge to get in the marathon game again soon now that I have experienced the pain of the last 5m. My next strategy will be to try and keep a consistent pace over hanging on grimly!
I am just putting together my training plan for Edinburgh (my first marathon!) and wonder whether anyone else has any thoughts or alternate recommendations on the 16 week programme on the official website?
I have a reasonable base level of 10-20 miles per week and would like 4hrs or less but struggle with a few niggles after clocking much over 30m/week...