As always coach Pat had great advice. He suggested four weeks of `down time' - I'll keep you posted as to what that means for me when my new training program arrives. And he also recommended I wait until mid-June to decide whether I want to commit myself to running another marathon in mid-October. That would still give me 17 weeks to prepare for the Victoria marathon, so plenty of time.
So that's what I'll do. At this point I am quite keen on a `revenge'-marathon because the latest one didn't go as I had in mind, and I know I can do better. But perhaps I'll feel different in four weeks time. It's starting to look like summer here, so I may prefer to do some cycling and hiking instead of 3-hour runs on a Sunday morning.