finished my first 10k race this morning and feeling low

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I started C25K this year, ran a 5K race and felt really high for a while afterwards I ran my first 10K race this morning and although I felt less exhausted and I had an initial feeling of achievement, I very quickly felt really flat and a bit low. I have eaten plenty since. Just wish I could feel a bit happier about it. It was even a much better time than I had expected. Anyone else get post-race blues?

Drquin Sun 18-Sep-16 15:43:30

I'm no expert .... I've done one parkrun wink
But ..... Any chance your feeling just a wee bit underwhelmed? As in .... I managed this "easily enough"? Maybe you were expecting to struggle a bit more / be slower? Did you think it should be a bigger jump up from the 5k?
In which case, it's bl@@dy marvellous you managed it ok.

Only advice would be eat as normal, as you'd plan. Then go back out tomorrow or next weekend and do a 10k again. Try to turn the negative feelings into a sense of achievement, as you improve your time.

Thanks.

Rationally I know it is a big achievement, for me. Just not feeling it! So I will try and find another race and hope that having a goal again will help.

lastqueenofscotland Sun 18-Sep-16 19:48:36

I got properly low after London marathon this year. Like really teary and felt bereft confused I heard it was normal as you crash after the high

Well done on your marathon! Did the teariness last long? What got you out of it?

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sun 18-Sep-16 19:57:03

lastqueen I felt exactly the same after London Marathon!

Post race blues.... it's a 'thing'

lastqueenofscotland Sun 18-Sep-16 22:21:10

I entered another one grin

devilinmyshoes Mon 19-Sep-16 06:30:56

Sometimes I feel pretty devastated after a race, I don't know why because generally I'm chasing the finish line rather than a time. After poring over my splits and every tiny detail of the race I either think 'no, that was good you did well, pull yourself together' or I start thinking about the next event.

Yep poring over splits! I started wondering how much better I could have run if...if I hadn't eaten pizza the night before...if I had eaten some breakfast (I forgot)...if I had been more focussed the last 2K...and if I hadn't gone off a bit too fast at the beginning!

Cguk81 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:07:33

Well done in your 10K! I've had that post race downer before too...it's very odd. I just put it down to being a bit knackered and just a bit meh confused and a what now feeling. But it passes. Maybe sign up for a other run or a bigger distance so that you have another goal.

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