I've just completed the Paris marathon in 4 h 52 mins. It was slower than I expected (I have done a 3 h 20 min 20 miler so was hoping to come in under 4.30). I didn't follow a specific training plan, just ran around 30 miles a week and increased my long run to 20 miles (I did 3 long runs of 20 miles over 6 weeks at peak training). I have now signed up for the Loch Ness marathon in 24 weeks, and would like to follow a program but there are so many out there I'm getting confused. Any recommendations? Also, what should I do running wise in the weeks before a program starts? Thank you very much for your help!