My last marathon was much easier on me and I only ran 5 miles a day with two 12 mile runs and one 16 mile run beforehand. So I was in shape but not injured in any way. And I was fully prepared for the distance, so it never felt like too much. Trying to repeat that success somewhat this time.I've only done half marathons. I find training for any further boring (no offence. Good on you for going the distance). To tell you the truth, I only did the half marathons to keep myself stamina fit while my arm recovered from elbow dislocation.
People did line the streets to cheer us on, but it was only water they were handing out and not the holy water (uisce beatha) kind.