Did a 10k time trial this morning to see where I'm at 6 weeks before the marathon.
56:27... so clearly, by McMillan, I'm ready for a 4:24 marathon on ~33 miles per week of training even though I've missed about 1/3 of my runs in the last two weeks due to allergies :-)
All my training paces have been focused on a 5:00 or better marathon, and if by some miracle my allergies aren't bad on race day I still think I can do it, but I'll be happy with finishing at this point.
Finishing my first 20 miler last weekend and not feeling terrible while doing it helps my confidence. Hopefully a couple more will build my endurance and I'll have a nice, boring race report for ya'll soon.
That's the funny thing about running... when it's going well, it's actually quite boring.