For those of you that have completed a marathon how much recovery time did you allocate after completing it? I would really like to run a marathon in April 2006 since I'll be turning 45 that month and I figure that a marathon in April and Ironman triathlon in Oct/Nov makes a pretty good mid-life crisis . One issue that concerns me is there's also a Half IM that I would like to do in late May. I'm thinking I would have sufficient recovery time between an early April marathon and late May half IM. I realize that ones ability to recovery varies with each individual, but I'm curious to know how long it took to recover from your marathon.