One Run Away From Illness or Injury?

How to tell if you are courting illness or an injury that will derail your training and racing plans?

Like the canary in the mineshaft, a running log can provide an early warning sign of impending danger — illness, staleness or burnout – before the physical symptoms show. When you enter your workout details in your running log, rate your workout on a scale of 1 to 10; 1 is awful, 10 is Nirvana. If you have three consecutive runs with a rating of 4 or less…

There’s a good chance that you are fighting an infection or suffering excessive fatigue. By taking 3-4 days off from running and getting extra sleep, you give yourself a chance to recuperate, preventing an injury or illness that would result in a long layoff.

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