4 Ways To Avoid Overtraining

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Aug. 26, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC
Avoiding burnout is one of the keys to success in running. Photo:

Use The Hard-Easy Rule

The next workout you do after any challenging workout should be relatively easy, so it doesn’t interfere with your recovery from the stress imposed. Designate three workouts per week (two high-intensity sessions and one long endurance session) as hard workouts. The rest should be easy to moderate. Here’s an example:

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Rest Hard (high-intensity) Easy Easy Hard (high-intensity) Easy Hard (long endurance)
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