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Overtraining(2 posts)

Overtraininghammer_cycle
Aug 15, 2003 5:31 PM
What exactly are the physical symptoms of overtraining? How quickly can one 'crash' once the body gets into this state?

Thanks!
re: Overtrainingrwbadley
Aug 15, 2003 8:22 PM
Not too long ago I felt the victim of 'overtraining'.

Doing a sudden jump in mileage for an extended time caused a need for rest. I felt physically better after several days, but mentally burned out and rather lethargic for a week or more.

I did short, low intensity rides after taking a week of near total rest. After about three weeks of low intensity and building back up gradually, I felt much better, stronger and ready to go.

Don't underestimate the power of rest. It's the recovery that makes us stronger.

I don't know all the particulars medically, but that's my two cents...