Re: Re: post marathon running

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not sure how much mental factors figure for me…

1. for me what seems to be a BIG factor is how soon after my marathons I can refuel… when there is a big spread of the 'right kind' of foods I seem to bounce back quicker (fruits, pretzles, ice cream, pizza seem to help)…

2. walking the same day, even if it's right after the race is another thing that seems to help out…

3. the weather during the race itself (too cold or too hot)…seems to make things worse…

and of course I'm discounting injuries incurred during the race itself or running with less than great conditioning (as I've done that a few times)…

I agree – Plus

*  How well hydrated I was before / during  / after
*  How hard I pushed the last 1 mile – 3 mile – 10k of the race – I think sometimes that extra 30 sec – 1 minute cost me many days of recovery.
*  How close to minimum marathon time I acheived.  I think the closer to best race for current fitness level I run the longer it takes to recover.

Mental – not so much for me –

-Rita