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A few days after a marathon, you might be so stiff that getting out of a chair is a workout. But within a week or so, try doing some easy yoga. If you have a regular yoga practice, ease back in, and you'll be helping yourself on the road to marathon recovery.
If you haven't done yoga before, consider using your post-marathon time to try out an easy class. Don't push yourself to the point of pain, but focus on lengthening and loosening your muscles. Sometimes the time right after a marathon when you aren't training as hard is a great time to test out some new cross training that might help you improve your time in your next marathon.