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After you've completed a marathon, try to think about your running in terms of a reverse taper. I recommend taking 2-3 days off during the last week leading up to the marathon, so do the same thing the week after.
I recommend a short jog the day after a marathon, just to get the stiffness out, and then take 2 days in a row off from running, but walk as much as possible. Then, if you are an experienced marathoner, start doing whatever feels good, but even the seasoned marathoners probably won't be ready for a long run right away the week after a marathon. Beginners, if you were bitten by the marathon bug, start looking for your next race, but give yourself a few months to recover before building up your mileage again.