I’m hanging out with my fabulous friends today, Jen Lamplough and Elle Dee, who are both Run Your Best Life and Not Your Average Runner coaches. We’ve been getting lots of questions from you listeners about topics you’d like addressed here on the podcast, and we’re diving into one today that I know so many people get caught up in.
Overtraining is something all three of us have personally experienced, and for so many reasons that we’re getting into on this episode, runners of all levels tend to do on their own journeys too. Whether it’s run streaks and challenges, or not trusting yourself to stay on track if you don’t train, and a whole host of other factors, we have to start digging into why it’s crucial to avoid overtraining.
Listen in this week as Jen, Elle Dee, and I discuss the perils of overtraining and how to spot the warning signals that you might be doing it. So many of us know the benefits of scheduling rest days on our plans, and yet we struggle to find peace with it, so we’re sharing what our days off often look like and our best tips for what you can do to avoid overtraining.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Our personal experiences of overtraining.
- The warning signs of overtraining to look out for.
- What you’re missing out on when you refuse to build rest into your training.
- The consequences of overtraining.
- What you have to consider when you’re setting your training schedule.
- One reason so many people end up overtraining.
- What you can do on your rest days and what ours look like.
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