For obvious reasons I understand why marathons aren't a popular topic here. This thread is not about discussing the pros and cons of running 26.2 miles. On the other hand I've just finished my first, and have "got the bug" so to speak. Will probably do a few more. For many reasons I didn't train well for this one (longest run was 15 miles). Finished just under 4hrs (3:56). Want to aim for 3:30 next time, what was your training experience like for those who have ran the distance?