5 days on and my legs still hurt.
Post-race, days 1-3, stairs and any downwards slope however slight were "excruciatingly painful to impossible".
Day 2, I had to get myself to work via public transport. That was "fun". Sitting at a desk all day meant that my legs stiffened up and when I went to get up, it took a while to loosen up to be able to walk.
Day 3, I had to travel to Suffolk for work, and stay overnight on the first floor in a B&B. That was also "fun".
Day 4, I could just about clump down stairs one at a time and I had a recovery spin on the gym bike.
Day 5, slightly better clumping down stairs now that I've had a really painful sports massage this morning.
Saturday, 7 days on, I will have a very very gentle jog around parkrun.
There are lessons in this and most of them are pre-race; training, specific skills, specific sessions. I also need to be lighter.