I've noticed when I have overtrained, I feel listless. I discovered an app for the iPhone that tracks heart rate variability and makes a recommendation on whether the user should consider reducing training load that day.
Each morning, I use the app to take a measurement. After 4 days, a baseline is calculated. The baseline adjusts with additional measurements.
I am just a user, not affiliated with the folks who own the app. If you're looking for help, the app is HRV4Training. I don't understand the science behind it. I can say that the days I feel weary, the app usually suggests a lighter workout or rest day.
The app could be handy for those who are data junkies.
- 4/24/2016 4:08:15 PM