Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:55
Nurse - Glad to hear you have the childcare sorted and seem to be getting back out running again.
Booktrunk - I have to admit I'm very wary of people changing their regular diet in the days prior to a marathon. That's just introducing a new risk to me.
If you can go out and do a 20 mile training run off your regular diet then the 26.2 of a marathon isn't going to take much longer. The only change I make is I eat a little bit more, but I eat the exact same food types I've eaten in training. Your long training runs should be used to get an idea of what works for you in terms of diet for the day of the race and the day(s) before.