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Yes, I know what you mean. When I was running 3-4 times a week, it seemed to be wearing me down. Once I was running, I was ok, but the rest of the day, I felt pretty low on energy. My thing was mostly that my iron level became pretty low.
Running depletes minerals, so you need to be sure that you get those on a regular basis :-)
Hey gang I've experienced serious overtraining symptoms, years ago, and it's a hard thing to shake if it goes on too long. A general feeling of lethary and reduced progress is most likely the first indication for most. To follow is a lack of proper appetite and bouts of insomnia. The worse will come if one does not listen to ones body, as I did not, and that is injury. My injury was excessive adrenal behavour that caused unmanageable low blood sugar and immunological symptoms like unusual skin sores. In some causes skeletal injuries will arise and those, with a little rest, are easy to remedy, but illness such as Chronic Fatique Syndrome may be more difficult to heal.
Okay, so a little rest is obvious but getting the proper appetite back might be a little more difficult. This is where the Vega WFHO is great as it is very nutritious and easy to digest. Perhaps balancing your blood sugar will also promote a better quality of sleep. Take this very serious cause if your body goes into metabolical shock it can take years to reverse. Your system is breaking down faster than it can heal!
Hi Jenifer ~
You are not alone, I work with a number of athletes including triathletes that have felt this way it's part of learning it all. As an athelte you are super driven ~ Remember to listen to your body pushing is not always the answer ~ moderation can be extraordinarily powerful when training! It's easy to get caught up in over training or over draining when there is a specific goal in mind ~ but if you stop and become more present in your mind and body you will receive the answers you need and the power will follow. From my experience the power will be much more than you would receive otherwise.
Also, I have some powerful visualizations you can use that will make a HUGE difference they work extraordinarily well ~ if you like I would be happy to send them to you for free just send me your email address and I'll forward them over.
Jenifer Duron said:
Thanks for all the info everyone. I appreciate it. I am Vega's biggest fan and I take many of the products religiously. The WFHO is a part of my daily routine and everything has been going great until the past month. I still take it every day and it definitely helps. I don't think I would be able to maintain my schedule without it.
I have been running 40+ miles a week lately (training for ultra)...so I hear you on the burnout! Whenever I feel a burnout coming on I take a few days off, make good meals, sleep lots, and relax. Try not to stress out and make sure you're allowing yourself time to have fun and rest and not worry about the race. A couple days off will not affect your race performance so close to the date. How did you end up doing?? Clearly I haven't been on this forum in a while!!
Jenifer--wondering how the marathon went. :) Hope you did well!
Hi All - the marathon went fine. I did quite a bit more races after that; half marathons, 10ks, 5ks, and a few obstacle races. Then I took about 3 months off and didn't run very much at all. Now I'm back at it and training for my next marathon. I learned a lot from that first one. So I'm physched to be at it again.