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14 June 2011

Life after the finish line

You spent months training for the biggest race of your life. But now it’s over, so now what? Here's how to cope with the physical, mental and emotional turmoil after a race.

You spent months training for the biggest race of your life. Your social life went to pot, your personal life suffered and for several months your only focus was crossing that finish line. But now it’s over, so now what do you do?

“It takes the body time to adapt physically to the demands placed upon the muscles, tendons, joints and energy systems. If you attempt to push too hard too soon then injury and even illness can occur. When training for the Comrades, a runner will do 20-28 weeks of dedicated sessions culminating in the event itself,” he explains.

 
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