Uh…HELLO Juls. This *is* a marathon. Of course you are going to feel tired.
I don’t know how I got it into my head that running a marathon at easy pace (instead of race pace) would be “easy.” No matter what the pace, it’s still 26.2 miles. That’s not easy. Throw in a significant amount of downhill, albeit with a scattering of rollers intermingled, and a nice tailwind and…guess what? It’s still HARD.
But…I LOVED IT!