Good morning trail friends. For many of us, coming off a goal race can be disorienting. How is it possible to go from feeling as fit and capable as ever to sad and feeble in such a short period of time? This week, writer Emily Halnon explores “the runner’s low.” And in the DFL we look at poles with iRunFar and the validity of core training with a cycling coach.
Corrine and Buzz talk about “crushing” and “dominating” on the trails with writer and pro-athlete Meg Mackenzie who penned the thought provoking article “Annihilate That Course and Obliterate Your Competition.” Does using violent language influence our sport experience? The UltraSignup community had heated reactions to the online article; listen in and add your opinion. Then Buzz helps Matt from Issaquah, WA decide how long to rest after a big ultra-effort. Plus, Buzz’s favorite go-to recovery activity.
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Every ultrarunner knows this phenomenon — a combination of exhaustion, hormones suppression, and mental fatigue caused by a hard effort at a goal race. This week Emily Halnon explores this issue and has some practical takeaways for how to navigate the inevitable runner’s low.
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