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QT: Deciding What’s Next After Finishing the Last Race on Your Calendar


As fall racing season is starting to wind to a close, you may find yourself feeling a bit lost without having a race on your calendar.

Some runners, you know who you are, have already planned out their running/racing calendar well into the next decade.

This quick tip? Not for you guys.

It’s for the rest of us that struggle to figure out what’s next after finishing a big race. Read more

How Do You Handle the Post Race Blues? (with Video)

One thing that is rarely talked about in running circles is what happens after running a race.

After spending months training for a particular race, the race is over and the post race blues are quick to set in.

So how do you deal with them?

Cures for the Post Race Blues

I’ll be diving into each of these cures more in the video, but here is the quick version:

  • Take a Break: A few days (or more) off from running can be good for the body and the mind. Stay active, just don’t run.
  • Volunteer: Find a race in your area and volunteer for it. Guaranteed you’ll be much more appreciative of every volunteer you ever see at another race again.
  • Reassess Your Goals: After a big race is a great time to come up with new goals or come up with a new strategy for success for the future.
  • Sign Up for Another Race: Nothing beats the post race blues like having a new race to look forward to!

So there you have it guys.

Post race blues really are a thing, and they can get you down if you’re not careful.

What Are Your Tips for Overcoming a Case of the Post Race Blues?

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

Great Race, But Now What?

Now what?

How many of you have said that after you finish a race that you’ve been training for over the course of several weeks or months?

I know that I have.

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

During the course of the conversation I had with Martin Parnell recently on the podcast, we talked about the deflating feeling that you may get when you accomplish something that you’ve been working on for a long time. In my experience, and he echoed it as well, there is a moment of relief/satisfaction at accomplishing the goal but that is almost immediately followed by a feeling of anxiety about what will come next. Read more