This really does feel odd. I'm running a marathon on Sunday; my first marathon. Despite the fact I've run the distance 6 times already; 1x Ironman & 5x Ultra Marathons.
I'm told this isn't unusual for people who have done Ironman triathlons, not to have run a standalone marathon, nor ever to run one. But it's probably not all that normal for people who have run an Ultra marathon.
26 miles is a weird distance, to me. Too short to be a nice run. Too short to be something I can run easy. Too short to use my usual method of pacing and dealing with the moods and thoughts that I experience when running. I'll have to run it hard and that's a long time to run hard for.
Let's see what happens.