I received a GFA entry to London (from the 2015 Manchester (almost a) Marathon. I could not run London 2016 due to injury, so I deferred. I'm wondering whether I will be allowed to run in London 2017. I think they will honour my entry, as I was already accepted and many used theirs at the weekend.
I could be wrong. I will wait and see.
Some of my friends run a marathon and just carry on! I always have a post marathon hangover and lose a bit of fitness. After all the hard work training, I think it is natural to want to ease up to some degree. I ditch my watch for a time and enjoy some lovely runs in the countryside. I always start to enjoy it all again!