There are times where you’re over training for a marathon. This could mean that you’re pushing too hard too fast, which are not good things. Here are some ways to tell if you need to tone down how much you practice for the next marathon you’re in.
One sign that you are training too much is pain that is extreme. You shouldn’t ignore anything that is making it hard for you to train more or to live your day to day life. For instance, if you pull a muscle and it really is hurting when you train, you need to let that muscle rest so it can heal a little bit. Talk to your friends and family about how they can help you keep your attention away from running while you heal. You can find workouts to do around your injuries, but by working out with an injury you are just going to worsen it until you need more help than just time to let it heal up.
If you’re training so much that you don’t really do much else, that may not be good. While it may make you the best at doing marathons, you still have to work on your day to day life. Try to balance training and your daily tasks so you don’t end up getting burnt out from running all the time. If you start to train too much and it’s all you do, running a marathon won’t be that big of a challenge and the whole idea of it may not be interesting to you if all you do is beat everyone.
Now you know what to avoid when training for a marathon. Over training can end in you being injured and unable to take part in the marathon. It can also lead to injuries that take you out of running anything for good if you’re not careful.
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