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Signs & Symptoms of OVERTRAINING
Proper training requires a fine balance of stressing the body and recovery.  Too little and you don't increase endurance.  Too much and you lose benefits and are subject to injury or illness (cold, flu, aches) that may cause you to miss an event.

You should be tired at the end of a training session, but look for these signs overtraining:

  • Irritability

  • Inability to get a good night's sleep

  • Feeling fatigued at the start of a workout

  • Negative thoughts about working out
    Body aches in the head, back, shoulders, joints
    Decreased capacity for following your training schedule

If  you experience several of these symptoms, take a few minutes to consider whether you're overdoing it and if you're getting the full benefit from your training.