Legs still exceptionally sore. So I had to answer a lot of questions on my temple shift this morning. To my surprise, a lot more people than I thought were completely unfamiliar with the post-marathon walking syndrome. Even I began to take my quick recoveries for granted. However, this marathon has always been past my quick bounce back threshold, and this year was tougher than others due to the heat at the end.
Waited until the end of the day to run in hopes my legs would be somewhat normal. Had to lean on the stroller to make in manageable, and ran with the kids. Benjamin gave me a workout hitting the last quarter of his fast 0.5 in 1:38, but I survived.
I could probably go more than 2 miles with a heroic effort, but I'll wait another couple of days - I can afford to rest a bit. After that, the preservation of fitness would become an issue, and the heroic effort would be worth it. Also, the muscle recovery is happening already at a decent rate, so the effort would have to be less heroic.