As I said to ColmM, in a long race you have to remain positive and remember that there will be tough periods and you'll probably make mistakes, but just remember that everyone else is going through exactly the same thing. Shane and I were neither running clean or the fastest, but came out on top at the end. Experience takes time to learn!
I think that's pretty true yeah. I reckon that actually it was probably a good experience to go through at some point because now I know what it feels like to be absolutely and totally spent, I'll be more careful in the future. Just a bit of a shame to do it at the IOC though.