It seems as though we hear about over-training pretty often, and as an OCR trainer, I hear the question from my clients somewhat often. “Am I over-training?” I usually hear this after a hard week or a series of hard weeks before a de-load week.
Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.
We can be obsessive compulsives about our training regimen, but there’s something that’s hard to control: life. Dr. Redtights talks about overtraining in his latest article.