I am a total beginner.
You can certainly train for both. In fact, it would be advisable because it will lessen the odds of your getting an overuse injury from either of the events by cross training. Are you definitely in the London Marathon (charity spot) or did you simply apply? From what I understand, the lottery for the London Marathon is packed and the odds of being selected are not great.
amir........two togetherhould hopefully reduce injuries........if you are doing the two in the same day.i would run first when the legs are fresh.because there is more chance of injuries running than cycling because of the impact on the ground of running......( unless you fall off)
the usual rule of building up slowly and be aware of niggles that turn painful and then treat .......
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