Hitting The Wall

You have heard “Hitting the Wall” in endurance events, like a marathon. Well I hit mine today during my run. Doing the Run MA Challenge is endurance event itself by maintaining 30-32 miles a week of running and walking. When I added training for a couple of half marathons that starts to tax the body more. My resting heart rate has slowly creeped up which is a big sign your body is going into over-reach to overtraining. Now I am starting to feeling exhausted is the big sign that it is time to step back. Tomorrow, I will do strength workout but no cardio. Thursday, I need to see how I feel in the morning which can be no run or a short one. Hoping by Saturday, I will feel better to do a long run of 10 miles. Next weekend, I am hoping I feel recovered and run a faster half marathon than in September.

It is best to listen to your body and know what the warning signs of over-reach/overtraining for you. Especially now during a pandemic! because you can become very sick. Yes running and working out is good for you but over doing it can become the bad for you. Be safe and healthy!

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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