04 Feb '13, 10pm

How much running is too much? Overtraining can bring running performance to a halt.

How Much Running Is Too Much? By Mackenzie Lobby Published 1 hour ago comments Tweet Share Share Print Photo: www.shutterstock.com Overtraining can bring running performance to a halt. Every seasoned runner has been there. You can’t shake that feeling of fatigue and lethargy. Daily runs feel like a monumental effort. Race times are getting slower even though you feel like you’re putting in more effort. Nagging injuries keep popping up. You wonder if you have the flu or maybe a bad case of the common cold. While individually these symptoms can be the result of a number of culprits, collectively, they often signal overtraining syndrome. Optimal athletic performance is a result of both hard training and adequate recovery. In training, you break your body down again and again. Necessary for both the cardiovascular and muscular systems, periods of rest allow them to regenerate ...

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