57 min

Episode #185: Good and Bad Fatigue, How to Assess and Manage Both Running Rogue

    • Running

In this episode, I start with a discussion of the sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness I've felt during the last week after George Floyd's murder. I don't have answers, but I do know that action speaks louder than words. I am committed to action, and here are a list of resources where you can also do something to support the cause to end policy brutality and racism in our country:
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
I know my words are no consolation for anything that is felt by the BIPOC community, but I also know that silence isn't an option either.
Then, I turn to a brief discussion on the news surrounding the Boston Marathon and how you might think about that if you were registered for it. And finally on our main topic, I discuss how to identify, assess, and manage 3 types of fatigue in training - noncumulative fatigue, cumulative fatigue, and overtraining. Two of those 3 represent good fatigue and one represents bad fatigue. You need good fatigue to be your best running self. You have to balance stress and rest in an effective way to peak at the right time. This means that you will be tired in training, but you have to manage that tiredness appropriately so that you don't go over the edge. If you can do that, big things await for you when you do unleash that fitness on race day!

In this episode, I start with a discussion of the sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness I've felt during the last week after George Floyd's murder. I don't have answers, but I do know that action speaks louder than words. I am committed to action, and here are a list of resources where you can also do something to support the cause to end policy brutality and racism in our country:
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
I know my words are no consolation for anything that is felt by the BIPOC community, but I also know that silence isn't an option either.
Then, I turn to a brief discussion on the news surrounding the Boston Marathon and how you might think about that if you were registered for it. And finally on our main topic, I discuss how to identify, assess, and manage 3 types of fatigue in training - noncumulative fatigue, cumulative fatigue, and overtraining. Two of those 3 represent good fatigue and one represents bad fatigue. You need good fatigue to be your best running self. You have to balance stress and rest in an effective way to peak at the right time. This means that you will be tired in training, but you have to manage that tiredness appropriately so that you don't go over the edge. If you can do that, big things await for you when you do unleash that fitness on race day!

57 min

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