Staying Ahead of Training Fatigue

How to keep running as a stress reliever

Phew. Really hard to believe we made it to Friday!

This was a week to remember! We started with my birthday on Monday, a goose attack on Tuesday and a broken down car on Wednesday.

This week, on my wonderful blog, I wrote about tips to avoid over-training now that we’ve been home for such an extended time.

Adding a lot of miles, quickly, is one way to over train, but honestly, now that we’ve replaced going to work with working from home, we’ve been able to add mileage, but we’ve also added baggage.

Just going to the store is mentally taxing (as I’m about to find out for the first time).

We’ve lost our village and gained homeschooling, screen time, and playtime to our schedules. On top of that, we are supposed to be working. I know for me, as a teacher, I’m working my normal school morning AND many, many hours each night making sure my students have what they need.

We are certainly not used to this. How much longer can we keep this up while also keeping up our running?

I don’t have the answer to that.

But I do know that if we keep it up, we’ll either be in really good shape or we’ll be run down and potentially injured.

So if nothing else, we should be reading this week’s post on recognizing the warning signs AND doing something about it.

Friday’s Action Plan:

Allow for flexibility in your training as to not overtax your system. We need strong, healthy immune systems during this time.

Big Events Coming Up:

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What’s Got My Attention:

Article: The New Rules of Running During Coronavirus

Popular Articles on the Blog this Week:

6 Tips to Avoid Over-Training

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"Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition." - John Smith

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.