Depression after Long Runs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just curious as to how many of my running friends might get depressed a day or two after their long runs. I am beginning to notice a pattern that on runs 10+ about two day afterwards I get in this funk. At first I thought it might be food and rest but I made sure this last time to get plenty of rest and eat the right foods, but still I am in this funk today. I know it will pass, guess just want to know its not just me and maybe some ways (if possible) to avoid it in the future.
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    Well, it has been WAY too long since I have done a long run... so I'm not really in a position to talk. But I will anyway, lol! I have a friend who just recently realized she would come down with a cold and feel lousy several days after each long run. It's certainly a stress on the body (a GOOD stress, but a significant stress nonetheless), so I imagine it can have an effect an all body systems - who knows - maybe even brain chemistry? Hope you get some good answers, and that you are starting to feel like yourself again! Take care! emoticon
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