Yes its a long way away but the ballot results will be out soon and training will then have to start.
I deferred from last year because I got injured and this is probably going to be my last attempt at a marathon because its all too CONSUMING. I recently purchased a new brand of trainers as Nike stopped making the Equalon's that I have run in for the last 9 years. So I hope:
1. The new trainers are as good to me as the Equalons were.
2. To train well and injury free
3. Get to the start line mentally and physically ready to do myself justice.
I've got one of those at the moment and they usually take 2-3 weeks to recover from.You need to rest it fully or you risk aggrevating it and that will cause problems in the marathon. You will only lose one week of training that would have counted / helped you in the marathon. One week is nothing, your training has affectively been done. Dont worry either....sometimes less is more.