Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 15, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: McClay wins GP de Denain; Johansson wins Euskal Emakumeen, stage 1; By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix; UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks; Eddy Merckx: Disc brakes too dangerous for racing; How to beat the dreaded post race blues; Adriano Malori continues to improve; Philippe Gilbert to race Amstel Gold; WADA amends position on meldonium positives; Three Weeks To The Giro; Profile: Velocio’s Tayler Wiles; 1 in 20 among Melbourne roads closed this Sunday morning; Boonen on the 2016 Paris-Roubaix

How to beat the dreaded post race blues

by Meg Gillmer

You’ve worked hard for months, sacrificed time with friends and family, forgone dessert and other fun things, all in the name of training for your targeted race. Then what? If you are not careful, you may come down with a severe case of the dreaded post-race blues. Here’s some advice in treating and avoiding this nasty condition:

Recently I completed the Falls Creek Peaks Challenge after a mammoth eight-month build-up. There was a lot of hard work that went into my preparation and I was completely elated after my race went better than I’d ever planned and I set a huge one hour personal best on my time. Full of adrenaline, pride and happiness, it felt good to celebrate my achievements and be congratulated by so many friends and family. However, not long after the race, I got a case of the sneaky post-race blues.

Haven’t heard about the post-race blues (PRB)? That’s because no one ever talks about it!

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