What To Do When The Runner’s High Is Over: Part 1
What To Do When The Runner’s High Is Over: Part 1
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What To Do When The Runner’s High Is Over: Part 1

Mental health is an important part of being a runner. Find out what our ShokzStar team has to say about enduring the highs and lows of racing. 


Rachel Capone 

Instagram: @rach_runs_rva

Years Active: Athlete for most of my life (soccer player), runner since about 2014


Q: How would you describe coming down from a “runner’s high,” or that euphoric feeling after a race or PR?

A: I feel motivated and excited when I come down from a “runner's high”. It makes me hungry for more. It lights a fire in me that makes me want to work harder.


Q: What are some ways you cope with these effects and prioritize your mental health after races or completing a goal?

A: While I do feel very positive effects after a PR, I give myself plenty of time for rest and recovery post race. I give myself a solid 1-2 weeks off from any activity minus stretching, yoga or super light cardio. To avoid burnout, I feel rest & recovery are critical. I take this time to plan out what's next.