I decided to try a little bit of faster running this morning. The first since the marathon. I ran a 3.75 mile warmup at 7:49 pace. Then did 4.25 miles of fartlek running 6x1/2 miles faster with 1/4 mile recoveries. Averaged 6:52 on the last 4.25. Overall pace for 8 miles was 7:19. I felt a bit slow this morning but I don't seem to have any lingering injuries from the marathon. I do have a little back soreness but that's probably more from packing out the elk last week than the marathon. The last 2 marathons I did it, seemed like I spent several weeks recovering from injuries after the races. Mainly injuries that I already had going into the race.