Following on from my Facebook post the other day due to people not feeling happy/feeling upset about their performance on the day, I also said that if you only completed your marathon at the weekend then 2 days post marathon is not the right time to evaluate your performance objectively.
You may still be emotionally drained and your ability to think straight will be compromised. It is also possible that you are still aching from your run. Those are all the negative elements however you maybe completely elated and over the moon with what you’ve achieved but that elation will also compromise your straight thinking.
4-7 days post marathon you are probably in the best state to objectively review how you did as it will still be reasonably fresh in your mind however you will be getting back to a sense of normality and the aches and pains will be receding.
So have a think about what you did and ask yourself some key questions?
- Did you achieve what you wanted to achieve?
- Review your preparation. Was it ideal? Is there anything that you would change or do differently?
- Review the day itself? How did you feel both physically and mentally before, during and after the marathon?