5 Signs of Overtraining

Running is such a fantastic sport—the health benefits are undeniable, training is fun, and competing is a thrill. Many new runners find themselves becoming addicted to training: First it's a 5K, then a 10K, next a half marathon, and soon a marathon is on their race schedule a mere four months after they started.

But too much of a good thing can be harmful. Every runner needs to follow the principle of progression. If you don't, you may find yourself unmotivated to reach your goals, overtrained, and even injured.

To prevent overtraining, avoid the three too's: too much, too soon, too fast.

But how do you know if you're overtrained or running too much? Look for these signs that signal you need a break from running.

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