October 07, 2011 | Upcoming Races | Results | Contact Us | XTERRA Gear | XTERRA FootwearTIPS FOR THE TRAIL – POST-RACE REJUVENATION
By Rachel Cieslewicz
Editor’s note: Rachel Cieslewicz placed 15th overall in the women’s field at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship on Sept. 25 at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah. She placed fourth in the women’s 30-34 age division while her body was still recovering from a serious health condition just a month earlier.
As always, XTERRA threw down big time for Trail Run Nationals. It was an epic amazing event, and I was exceptionally lucky to race.
During Nationals, great goals were achieved and new friendships created, all while memories of an exhilarating weekend were etched into adventurous souls. With the race over, now what? All of the hard work, ups and downs of preparing for the big day are in the past. It is amazing how being driven by dreams and goals can keep us so pre-occupied. When it is all over, is it normal to feel let down, maybe notice we are run down?
As humans, there is always ebb and flow in life. Racing is no different. For anyone racing Nationals, it was a huge event. Training, nutrition, travel, and the race itself took an%