Finally managed to log back into this forum. I did it. I completed my first marathon. Was a bit worried, as didnt do much training for the last 6 weeks of my programme (followed the programme pretty well up to about week 10 and then it all went a bit haywire). I made it to the half way mark without incident and on schedule for 3:15. Then my body started breaking down on me, and I got slower and slower, to the point that I was doing 10 min miles by the end. Still managed a sprint at the end - somehow. Managed to complete it in 3hr 57 and 38 sec. Was quite chuffed with that really. Hope everyone is feeling fully recovered now. My ankles are a bit sore still, but other than that, am alright.