27 Nov '12, 2pm

Beat the postrace blues by setting a new running goal

Whether it's after your first race or your 25th, you may experience postrace blues. The finish line comes down, the crowds go home, the adrenaline high disappears, and you might feel down afterward, like Christmas is over. "It's totally normal," says Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., owner of The Runner's Edge, a runner-focused sports psychology practice in Mankato. "You had this clearly defined goal and made it a priority. Maybe you ran the race of your lifetime, or maybe you were disappointed. Either way, you wake up the next day and don't have the goal to work toward or the training you've become accustomed to, and you may feel a little depressed." Avoid a postrace slump by borrowing one or more of these motivation strategies.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/now-what?cm_mmc...

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