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I'm doing my first marathon ever this year after gaining a ballot place in this years VLM.
Training has gone OK. I've not followed a plan specifically, I sort of made my own up. This consisted of my 'usual' runs during the week but with a long runs at the weekend. I've tended to do a long run one week and a longer the next followed by a shorter long run ( 12 / 16 / 13 / 18 etc. etc. ).
My question is one of tactics. Should I go balls out and cling on at the end or keep it steady all the way. I don't think I can pick it up for the last 6 if I feel ok - I've never been good at that.
My worst nightmare is crossing the line with something in the tank.
Aiming for a sub 4:00, best HM is 1:38 and I did a 20'er in 2:58 and felt crap when I finished. The thought of another 6 in an hour at that stage makes me think my sub 4:00 is a pipedream.