The Symptoms And Signs Of Runners Burnout That I Experience And How I Avoid And Overcome It.
Signs of Runners Burnout That I Experience
- I’ll be genuinely irritable and even entertaining the thought of running will make me irritable.
- I’ll reflect on all of my previous runs in a negative manner.
- I’ll question why I ever started out running in the first place.
- My body will ache all over. Phantom pains will appear in my arms and legs.
- I will dread the next run, particularly if I struggled in the last one. I will typically think that I’ll never have a good run again.
- I’ll feel depressed and sleepy. Getting out of bed will be Herculean effort. Contemplating social excursions will make me sick to the stomach.
- Will look forward to future races with much fear and trepidation. The thought of running even a mile again, let alone 13.1 or 26.2 will make me feel hopeless.
- I will experience insane hunger pangs. I will eat until I can eat no more. This will make me feel worse as I know that the only way I’ll be able to burn off the food is by running it off.
How I Deal With And Avoid Runners Burnout.
- I accept runners burnout for what it is, my body is tired. It needs a rest and some food.
- I learn to enjoy my downtime. I can’t run every day without losing my mind at some point.
- I know that I’ll come back even stronger after a rest. Some of my best runs have come off the back off a rest period. I’ll be filled with nervous tension and eager to get outside and run my best.
- Plan your rest days will ahead in advance. That way I’ll eat less on the days leading up to my easy days. Then I won’t feel so guilty for eating like an animal.
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