Really enjoyed this article. I like the balance - overtraining is REAL! We keep thinking if we just push harder, we'll break through a plateau when in fact we may be sliding backward (and risking injury).
I need LOTS of variety, and to be held accountable. So I rarely repeat the same exercise every day - I'm taking a chi running clinic, a tai chi class, training for a half marathon, biking, and dancing whenever possible. Variety is why I loved triathlon so much - I felt great doing sprint distances (not confident enough in the swim to do Olympic or Ironman distances) and rarely had an injury because of the crosstraining! Just TRI it!
- 9/26/2010 12:07:53 PM