30 Jun '15, 5pm

Can't stay awake postrun? This might be why:

Can't stay awake postrun? This might be why:

Selena asks: After my long runs, I can barely stay awake. When I get home, I fall asleep for at least four hours. I am usually very sore and stiff when I do wake up, since I hadn't been moving. So my whole Saturday is ruined because all I want to do is sleep. I feel like I hydrate well. I thought that when you run or work out you make all these happy stimulating endorphins that give you a lot of energy? Why am I lacking that, and what can I do to fix it? Fatigue after exercise, especially long duration or high intensity, is not unusual. However your sleepiness seems beyond the normal level of fatigue that runners experience on a routine basis. You could be on the far end of the normal spectrum or there could be an underlying problem. Running affects each person individually and the response can vary from the endorphin high that you are seeking to varying levels of fatigue....

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