I'm running my first marathon on Sunday in Frederick.
I'm wondering if I should wear racing flats or trainers. I've worn racing flats for a half marathon and was fine, but I don't know if they are good for a full marathon. I train in the Mizuno Wave Riders and have a pair of Mizuno Wave Ronin Racing Flats.
Also, what to people recommend for getting up(ie how many hours before the race), eating breakfast(what to eat and when), and prerace (warmup or not)? The race is early-at 6:30 a.m.
Do people usually carry gels/goo/beans with them or do they pass these out on the course? As for water, my thoughts are to take a little bit at each station but if people have any other thoughts please let me know.
I'm also considering changing my last name to Cheruiyot. I think you are automatically waived into Boston if that is your last name.