It's been 5 days since I completed the marathon. The muscle soreness is gone and I haven't run nearly as much as I'm used to. Where do I go from here?
For this week, the first after the marathon, I'm following Hal Higdon's marathon recovery plan. The plan allows me to slowly ramp my mileage in a way that will help to avoid injury. Yesterday was my first post marathon run. It was a slow two miles. But it felt good to be back out there, especially knowing that later in the day I would be eating a tasty Thanksgiving dinner!
On Sunday I'll move on to Hal Higon's post marathon training plan. Judging by the mileage in the plan, running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon two weeks after completion should be no problem. I don't expect to set any personal records at that race but it'll be fun anyway. I'll also be starting a new marathon training cycle on January 1 for the New Jersey Marathon on May 6. Let me know if you're interested in running in NJ with me; you can run a half or a full!