See how you feel a few weeks after the marathon Andrews. I think good to have time off though to avoid burn out. I definitely feel better for not marathon training at moment! Obviously not as fit, but nice not to be constantly knackered.
I will probably do a marathon next spring then no more next year, and we'll see after that. I think concentrating on shorter distances which doesn't mean such high weekly mileage is the way to go. Also - marathons tend to take over your life a bit, I miss that side of it and also I don't ...if you know what I mean?!?
No races planned yet Emmy...taking each day as it comes. Maybe I'll do Stockport10 in December, maybe Helsby Half in January, maybe Wilmslow Half in March. Have been going to the gym most days while off running for sweaty workouts, but even so I found the 6mi I ran on sunday morning to be a long way. Injury wise was ok though. Going to start running a few days a week and for now, and slowly increase.