Here are 5 Strategies to Prevent Overtraining Syndrome
I vividly remember the first time I ever saw a teammate fall victim to overtraining syndrome. A few of our track relays had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina to compete at the national level right after my junior year. This particular teammate was a hard worker and incredibly talented. She could kick butt in every event from the 400 meters to the farthest races.
We continued training after the state meet and even after school had ended in preparation. As our season got longer, this teammate’s performance started to slip. I watched her labor through interval sessions that had been standard just a few months before. Things weren’t any better when it came time for the meet.To be fair, none of us ran particularly well at nationals. I just remember being especially surprised to see our usual clutch athlete struggle as much as she did. I’ve had some of my own bouts with overtraining, but nothing nearly as extreme.If you’ve ever found yourself dealing…
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