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Unread 01-09-2012, 04:41 PM
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Default Can I overtrain on my aerobic exercise program?

I figured I need to exercise everyday in order to sustain discipline, so I made up this baby steps strategy for endurance:

I started running 1.5km 7 days a week on a somewhat comfortable pace.
Then I add 300m of running every week, until I reach 3km per day.

After I reach 3k a day, 7/week, does it sound like overtraining? I know it's not much, but the everyday thing concerns me.

Probably silly though
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Unread 01-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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I wouldn't run every day. And how many days per week did you run before you started to run every day?

I do agree that doing some kind of activity every day can be a good way to keep up motivation but it doesn't necessarily have to be running.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:11 PM
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I've been running "inconsistently" for a while now, so it's somewhat confortable to run this 1.5k

Running everyday is absolutely better for me psychologically, you think it could bring me physical trouble?
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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:16 PM
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I've been running "inconsistently" for a while now, so it's somewhat confortable to run this 1.5k

Running everyday is absolutely better for me psychologically, you think it could bring me physical trouble?
Yes. Tough on joints and tendons.

Also going from running inconsistently to every day is asking for trouble. You need to gradually increase frequency (but as I said I don't recommend you to do it every day).
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:18 PM
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when are you allowing your tendons / joints recovery time?
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Try alternating running days with brisk walking days to give your body more time to adapt, while still doing something every day. Or you could do cycle/swim whatever, just don't run every day.
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I figured I need to exercise everyday in order to sustain discipline, so I made up this baby steps strategy for endurance:

I started running 1.5km 7 days a week on a somewhat comfortable pace.
Then I add 300m of running every week, until I reach 3km per day.

After I reach 3k a day, 7/week, does it sound like overtraining? I know it's not much, but the everyday thing concerns me.

Probably silly though
3K per day is nothing and should be well tollerated, unless you are really overweight. I would rather see runners take 1 day off per week but if you are going to run that little, I don't see why you couldn't. If you said 10K per day, I still wouldn't be too worried if you manage intensity well. Running 5-6 days per week is pretty normal for endurance athletes, but you have to manage intensity and some runs need to be recovery runs. Again, for you, such a low volume can probably be done daily.

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there is no such thing as overtraining, only undereating
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:19 AM
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there is no such thing as overtraining, only undereating
So what supplements are you selling?
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Unread 01-10-2012, 10:14 AM
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So what supplements are you selling?
Oh relax. He's just quoting a trite little phrase that is occasionally thrown out. John Parillo was the first I can recall saying it, Broz has said something similar (or at least that there is no such thing as overtraining).
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