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The Logic of Long Distance
When you burned out later that summer, how were you feeling physically? If you re-think it, is it possible that your mental burn-out was in part due to physical fatigue from not allowing the necessary recovery time after Boston?
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I have a simple question that I'd like to hear folks' thoughts on. When we think about marathon recovery, is the recovery thought in terms of the effects of the marathon itself or is it better to think in terms of recovery from the whole season of training that leads up to the marathon?
Obviously, the race can't be separated out entirely from the season, but it seems to me that the difficulties I've had in recovering can't be traced specifically back to the race event.
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I think it's really important to pay attention to the mental recovery as much as the physical. Those of you who's goal marathons were befriggered by hot weather might actually find the physical recovery really quick relative to other marathons--while the mental recovery will take some time.
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Great thread, Mishka. I'm soaking all this marathon prep, race, and recovery info in as I'm planning on and preparing for the Glass City Marathon in April, which will be my first. I appreciate all the info y'all have to offer.