Are Runners Stupid?

QT: Suggestions to Help Avoid Overtraining/Under Recovery

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So, is overtraining a thing or no?

Are Runners Stupid?

After last week’s QT talking about whether overtraining or under recovery is the actual problem, I want to get into some ways to avoid overtraining/under recovery.

Because whatever we ultimately call it, it is a thing that we’d rather not have to deal with. Read more

QT: Is Overtraining a Real Thing or a Myth?

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There’s an adage I’ve heard several times in running circles that says it’s better to be undertrained than overtrained on race day.

I’ve always agreed with this philosophy, and have tried to err on the side of caution when putting training plans together for myself and for the runners I coach.

But recently I’ve started to hear a lot of people talking about overtraining as something that isn’t really a thing.

And I think I agree with their logic… Read more

No Such Thing as Too Much Running? Actually, There Is. It’s Called Overtraining.

As runners, especially distance runners, we run the risk of overtraining because we always want more.

We want to run farther (more distance).

We want a new PR (more speed).

And often in the pursuit of more, we do too much which leads to our bodies breaking down.

In this week’s video, I’m talking about the common causes of overtraining and some of the signs and symptoms of overtraining that you can be aware of to prevent yourself from doing too much.

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