Two Oceans Weekend spotlight: what is Post-Marathon Syndrome?

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The 'too much of a good thing is bad' age-old adage certainly applies in the world of health and fitness - over-training can present problems for instance with one's heart rate or issues with dehydration and fatigue, amongst other symptoms. What happens in the case of marathons?

Concerns abound now since the Easter long weekend is that of the annual Two Oceans Marathon - so what is Post-Marathon Syndrome? Anxiety expert from Pharma Dynamics, Mariska van Aswegen unpacked the condition and it's various manifestations during Weekend Breakfast:

The important thing we need to realise is that the syndrome is something that's quite common under marathon - and especially ultra-marathon - runners. Typically, they will undergo a great amount of physical and mental stress during a race and also during the preparation for a race. Once that runner's high - which typically lasts for about 24 hours after the race - has worn off. It is common for a post-marathon depression to ensue in the weeks after the big event such as for instance, this weekend's Two Oceans Marathon.

'Runners World' lists 6 Signs You May Have Post-Marathon Syndrome


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