Overtraining is becoming more and more popular with the rise in runners competing in ultra endurance events. It’s very easy for runners to get caught up in logging miles and not even realize they’re fatigued or sometimes injured. Here’s a great read that was just featured in Outside Magazine online. I’ve also posted about running injuries from Outside on line which can be read here.
Over the past decade, ultrarunning has gone from a fringe pursuit for distance freaks to a hypercompetitive sport attracting big-time sponsors. But a mysterious training condition is suddenly plaguing its ranks, robbing a generation of top athletes of their talents and forcing victims to wonder: Is it possible to love this sport too much?
Source: Running on Empty | Outside Online