here i am, almost 2 weeks to my first marathon. started my training plan hoping to break 4h. was able to do hit all targets during the plan, made a tough HM in 1:50:11. but still, when i get to 15-16M i hit the wall big time. tried to run 18M in expected marathon pace (9min/M)- couldn't hold it after 15M.
i know the crowd on the day will be a booster, my aim is by far just to complete the challenge, running. but with a very competitive attitude in general cannot stop thinking about that 4h target.
so, i was thinking to start slower, maybe 9:15min/M then see if i can kick in a bit after 10M etc.
any ideas apart from "relax and enjoy the day"