I always get a little blue after a race. After months of training and setting goals, followed by pre-race jitters and race day excitement, I’m often left with a sense of “now what?” after the race.
To compound the problem, I’m not supposed to run for the entire week after the race because I’m supposed to be ‘recovering’. The worst thing you can tell a runner is, “don’t run”. Normally, I’d be sneaking in a short run here and there after a race, but this time I really can’t run due to significant chafing injuries, which I won’t go into detail. Estimated date of training is now murky as a result of this injury.
I had lined up a race in Feb ahead of time, which blunts the post-race blues a little, but the injury-delaying-training anxiety is starting to kick in.