Upon returning from my first half-marathon, my knees were killing me. Running on the trail, my knees were constantly moving in awkward angles and for the following week, I was in pain. Obviously, my training suffered as a result. I stopped going to the gym for a few days after the race to let my body recoup.
But, since I wasn’t allowing myself to get out to exercise I experienced a form of mild depression. After reading one of my brothers posts, he mentioned something called the Post-Race Blues and I definitely experienced that. Before reading it, I believed that it was because I was on my man period. But, now I know it was the post-race blues that I was experiencing. It only lasted a couple of days and once I was able to get back into the gym I felt much better about my situation.
Do any of you know how to prepare your knees better for those long races? Have any of you experienced the Post-Race Blues?