Exhaustion after long runs

Amy Smith
on 6/15/13 9:38 pm

I am just noticing a pattern.  After every long race I feel fine/tired, but good.  I stretch and head back to the car to drive home.  About an hour after finishing I am soooooo exhausted I am literally falling asleep in the middle of a sentence.  (Thank God I am usually with someone else so they can drive.)  When I finally get home I can sleep soundly for 10-12 hours or so.

Ideas?

I might should mention that I have also been diagnosed with focal seizures which I take meds for and I do have significant blood pressure fluctuations and take meds to keep my blood pressure in the normal range.

I have done several 1/2 marathons and am getting ready to train to run a full, but I can't sleep all day after a long run.

I may have had a few extra potholes along the way, but the journey has been good!   

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nfarris79
on 6/16/13 7:24 am - Germantown, MD

I often am pretty dead-brained right after a long run - - me and a buddy from my pace group were not the most conversational on our metro ride back up from DC today! And I did take a nap for a few hours.... but sleeping for 10 hrs? I might consult with a sleep specialist or your neurologist b/c that does sound a bit excessive. Hope it turns out to be nothing major!

First ultra: Stone Mill 50 miler 11/15/14 13:44:38, First Full Marathon: Marine Corps 10/27/13 4:57:11Half Marathon PR 2:04:43 at Shamrock VA Beach Half-Marathon, 12/2/12 First Half-Marathon 2:32:47, 5K PR  Run Under the Lights 5K 27:23 on 11/23/13, 10K PR 52:53 Pike's Peek 10K 4/21/13(1st timed run) Accumen 8K 51:09 10/14/12.

     
 

Amy Smith
on 6/16/13 12:40 pm
Thanks! I know many people who nap, but I think this is pretty excessive. I think my refuel is pretty good, but this is still s learning experience for me! I know after a seizure I have that same utter exhaustion, but I find it quite coincidental that I would be having a seizure during every long run!
Thanks for ur input.

I may have had a few extra potholes along the way, but the journey has been good!   

  • RNY- Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery - Dr. Peters 8/09 
  • Medial Thigh lift & Brachioplasty - Dr. Macrea 7/2011  
  • LBL - Dr. Joseph Michaels (Sibley Memorial) 12/22/2011
  • Upper Body Lift with Mastoplexy - Dr. Joseph Michaels 12/20/2012

   

rjsams
on 6/24/13 4:26 am - Eagan, MN

I have issues with proper refueling after a long run.  In one post you said you did okay with refueling, but specifics?

I dump on simple carbs, so I have trouble with GU's or other typical refuel products during runs.  I tend to "hit the wall" at about 2 hours in.  I'm trying to push my long runs longer each time, so that I can build more of an ability to store glycogen and not hit the wall so early.  But if you finish and refuel on carbs, do carbs make you sleepy?  They make me very sleepy.

I'm interested to hear what you figure out.

        
(deactivated member)
on 7/1/13 5:08 am

It is not a big issue, don't worry about it. You should concentrate on your diet. Eat healthy and balanced diet. Use fruit and juices at the breakfast. Go for yoga it is a simple and easy exercise, I am sharing some healthy foods, try it , i hope you will get benefit of it,

Apples, Blueberries

Almonds

Green leafy vegetables

 

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