keep in mind that two halfs so not make a full marathon... hence your nerves, as RunTex said, reasonable... be sre to start marathon day SLOWLY, all you long runs should prepare you to know you have the right shoes (not too old) and gear and you have the knowledge to knw how & what to use to hydrate & fuel properly. For me, miles 1-5 are my warm up, I jog very easy and be sure to take some fluids even though I'm not too thirsty.. from 5-13 I'm enjoying the race, spectators & fellow runners... from 13-20 I tend to space out and find it difficlt to concentrate, in my beter races I've run with someone who helps keep the focus...then you get to 20 and the marathon is HALF over...Most people train to that point and get superstitious or anxious or whatever at this point... "THE WALL".. is you have hydrated & fueled up to this point and not run to fast for you fitness you will cruise through and wonder what the big deal is... do not get too optimistic as many people cramp up in the last 6 miles.. But if you have a good day by mile 23 you will start feling the pull of the finish line and even if you are having a bad day you can tell yourself that 3 miles is a SHORT day, anyone can run 3 miles...
we're expecting a report...good luck and enjoy yourself, it's graduation day for the training you're doing now.
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