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Top 6 Signs You're "Overrunning"

How to tell if your race training’s getting too intense—plus how to protect yourself as you pound the pavement.


PART 2: MAKE A PLAN
Stick to these tips to stop overtraining in its tracks.

Add miles intelligently
Throw that old 10% rule out the window, says Gaudette. A study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that one in five runners get injured regardless of whether they increase their weekly distance by no more than 10% or they try a more aggressive jump in mileage. You can consider adding more miles quickly if most of them are at an easy pace; add sprint intervals or other speed workouts more conservatively to give your muscles more time to adapt to the workload.

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