Hi All... I finished my first marathon at last year's Disney marathon weekend in just under 7 hours (6:49). I was doing great at the half-way point on pace for about a 5:00 or less race, then the wheels fell off (so to speak). I was basically trying to do a slow, steady race and went out too fast. Now I'm training again and just did a nice long run of 13 miles last weekend at under a 13 minute average. My long-winded question is.... For those who have done both the slow-n-steady race versus the run-walk approach, which do you think you can make a better time? I've never tried the run-walk, but generally find when I do slow down (like at water stops), it's harder for me to get it back in gear - especially as I get up in the miles. Appreciate any advice from you sage runners!!!