I had the same sort of problem with running. I've taken about a year off running and have been starting to get back into it again, but I still end up planning a 10k and then feeling like it's too easy.
I think the main thing is accepting that rest is just as important as training. It's hard though when running becomes more than just a run, for me it was like a type of meditation. Now I try to tell myself that doing things properly and not overdoing it will let me do more of what I enjoy. It's a bad trap to fall into when you feel like you need more if you're not totally exhausted after training, a lot of my sessions now I feel energised afterward rather than totally depleted. Maybe try just having one crazy session a week? Then you can look forward to it when you training normally and it will probably be beneficial rather than detrimental.
Learn Self Discipline. End of story.
Originally Posted by colonelpong
on a more serious note you should talk to pizdoff he knows all about overtraining
come on I was surprised someone else hadnt mentioned it :D
Stress fractures and torn ligaments sound like symptoms of something besides overtraining. If your getting stress fractures and torn ligaments your moving your body in a way it wasnt designed to move.
As for overtraining, train hard but infrequently. If you feel like crap its because your body is in the process of healing and adapting. Its no benefit to you to continue working out until youve healed/adapted.
Well I used to overtrain too but what got me to stop was doing full body workouts 3 times a week under an hour each time and just force yourself not to do anymore and you should notice way better results and it will convince you that more is NOT better.
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