Indeed far from a total collapse (I know what one of those looks - and feels - like!) and all in all a pretty good effort off that training I reckon.
Noted that this was the 'first proper' marathon and that splits are 'for future reference' - lots of learning too I'm sure.
Presume also that you won't be settling for a PB that is slower than those of DC and Ray W - I am looking forward to seeing how you do when you prepare fully for one!
It wasn't apparent to me from training that you were off to do a marathon, so off the back of some decent training as opposed to focussed, nae bad
Awesome classic marathon tale! "Feeling good." "Little bit carried away." "Started to feel harder." "Grinding." "Wasn't really taking much in." Unfinished business... A story we can relate to. Apart from your much faster time of course...