Hello! After four attempts at the ballot I now have a place for the London Marathon. I'm confident at running marathons and know the training having run 5 other marathons. However, I'm a little unsure of how training will go for 2017. This is because I have a ski trip over Christmas and February( these are work related and not a jolly!). So essentially would miss out on 2 weeks of training. I know this can happen when people get ill but previously I have stuck religious to training 5 times a week for 16 weeks! Looking for some advice on whether deferring until 2018 would be best. I know I'll be gutted to watch it on tv in 2017 but will also would hate to underperform at sometihign that I've been wanting to do for years. I know there are people who are gutted about not getting ballot places. I have run low key marathons and just eventually got a place. Now I've got it I just want to use it wisely. Is it possible to run well given that training would be interrupted? I'm a prettyaverage runner my PB is 3.50 at Amsterdam. Thank you!