Running requires periods of rest and recovery just like workouts for other muscle groups. Overtrain with running and eventually you’ll end up sick and tired — literally! The key is to vary running workouts and to cross-train. For variety, I alternate between light runs, long distance runs, ruck runs, and interval sprinting. Thad McLaurin recentlywrote a very good article for Active listing “7 Ways Runners Can Avoid Overtraining”:

1. Follow the 90% rule.
2. Enjoy the easy runs.
3. Respect your rest days.
4. Follow the hard/easy rule.
5. Cross-train
6. Sleep
7. Know the signs of overtraining.

For information on running and an individualized plan, contact me – Tom Delaney – at You can read the full article HERE.


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