The 2022 Modesto Marathon

I had a goal of running a 3:30 pace.  I knew I could run a half marathon at that pace.  At mile 16 the wheels were wobbling.  At mile 18 and the wheels fell off.  I walked and was unsure how long it would take to finish.  Struggling to finish and my finish time was under four hours.  Just.
That marathon was like two different races. First half, fine, no problems, kept just ahead of the 3:30 pace group.  Second half, holy heck, this sucks, I can barely jog it in.  I hit the wall, hard.
Training will maximize marathon enjoyment.  Lack of training makes for a bad marathon.  A good reminder.