Do You Need a Nap or a Workout?
Lazy, not in the mood, or legit fatigued? Serious questions for athletes—and one that led to Dr. Mike Ross giving me some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. “Just because you’re not training like a pro doesn’t mean you CAN’T be overtraining,” he said. For some people, even a few hours can be overtraining, depending on life stress, things like sleep and nutrition, and how hard you’re going. So that was a wake-up call for me. I admit, usually I fall into the ‘not in the mood’ versus actually fatigued category and quickly snap out of it once I get outside. (I mean, let’s be honest, running/riding/skiing is a welcome change from answering never-ending emails, even when it seems like it’ll be a drag.) But I’m also trying to be honest with myself and actually understand when I am fatigued and really do need a break. More training smart in 2018, right? Anyway, if you’ve ever fallen into this boat of “Should I nap or should I run?” I have some expert advice for you over on MapMyRun.
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