Friday, September 25, 2009

How to tell if you are overtraining for running race

As I am moving from 15K to Half Marathon training plans, I have found myself needing more quality sleep and eating more food. These behaviors are a normal part of being athletic, but how can I tell if I am training too hard?

Men’s Health magazine recommends that I check my pulse first thing in the morning the day after a workout. If my heart rate 10 beats per minute or more above normal, my body is still recovering.

One of the coolest things about being a long distance runner is that my resting heart rate is lower than a non athelete. What is your resting heart rate?

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