Running shouldn't be such a bummer.
July 26, 2011 11:11 AM Subscribe
How can I feel less fatigued (and depressed) after intense exercise?
posted by zvs to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been doing cardio 3x weekly for about a year now, which is great. But my results have plateaued, so lately I've been pushing myself to run/bike further/faster every time I work out.
I'm not having much trouble adjusting to the longer distances and higher speeds, except that after running I feel very fatigued (not sore, just exhausted), which has the odd effect of making me feel mentally depressed.
It always passes by the next day, but the intervening period is very unpleasant. I've never been particularly prone to depression. What's a good way (nutrition? routine changes?) to combat this?