Congratulations on completing your event at the Queen City Marathon! That is a massive accomplishment. Whether this was your first or you’ve done a few, completed a 5km or the marathon, recovering from your event quickly and safely is a critical component to your training plan that runners often neglect.
In the final part 5 of this series, Coaches Patrick and Jen will continue to answer some of the most frequently asked questions from athletes.
"What steps should I take to recover after my race?"
This is a challenging email to write. But what inspires me to share my story is I believe in my heart it will help someone.
A few weeks ago I has some testing done as I just have not been feeling myself. I had been experiencing a number of physical and psychological symptoms which have been affecting many aspects of my life for some time.
Now I realize by putting this information out there is a risk for me. I fully understand that my life's work and passion is helping other achieve their health and performance goals. In short, support and guide others to find their ideal self. Admitting where I have made some mistakes could change others perception of me.
This is me, so I would rather people learn from my reality rather than a perception.