Posted: 08/09/2015 at 18:42
Hi Zouse, that's ok - your plan sounds good to me!
MS wasn't factored into my marathon training as I didn't know I had MS until afterwards! I ran VLM in the April and then had a massive relapse in June which led to diagnosis. Previous relapses were few and far between so it took while to figure out what was wrong with me. Like you, I always made a full recovery afterwards.
I've not done marathon distance since but set a half marathon pb last year on just 3 training runs a week. There's no way of telling what brings on a relapse and your approach sounds very sensible to me - use it or lose it I say!
good luck and let us know how you get on.