As a member of the Boulder Track Club for several years, I believe Lee and Laura are making the right decision. For someone that just ran their first marathon, it is not the best idea to continue intense marathon training with a relatively short turn around...
If the 26.2 Trials were not in the cards, then it was a REALLY bad decision to race NYC, going into an Olympic year.
The risky switch in training & the race itself, plus needed recovery- all brand new to her going into an Olympic year?? And she wasn't going to race the Trials 26.2?? Not a good reason to do it.