I've been doing 10k's for years but training has always been 20 miles per week max. Did my first marathon when up to 5 days before had never run further than 12 miles in my life. On the Tuesday I did 15 miles and was very, very, sore. Rested until the Sunday, took it really easy, managed to run the whole thing in 4h20. Very happy. Can't imagine with 30-34 miles a week for the last 4 months you would have any serious problems.
I've suffered shin splints throughout my running "career" and thought that I could only ever do one marathon as it would finally destroy me. However the usual pain is now strangely absent...(plenty of other pains in places I'd never expected though!).
Having never done this before, what's the standard rest time before starting running again? Couple of days? A week?
My first marathon and I loved it. Felt so good at the end wish I'd gone out a little faster! I thought the organisation was superb and the crowds just marvellous. I nearly missed the start due to queues for the toilets, that would be my only gripe but my own fault really for leaving it too late.