Saturday, March 1, 2008

The silver lining

At the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds on overtraining. It's a good article, but I liked the last item on the list of signs of overtraining at the end best:
Not many colds. True, it’s not normally a sign that you need to see a doctor, but athletes are more likely to overtrain if they manage to avoid viruses. A cold ruthlessly forces the body to slow down and thus prevents overtraining.
So there--I can reconceptualize illness-related downtime as useful...

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Good article! (Yes, I will just repeat to myself, my body is being helpful in preventing overtraining!)

J-Wim said...

I call it "reframing."

Danielle in Iowa said...

Well, as much as I am sure you need the down time, I hope you get well soon!

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