Have you ever noticed that after you master a workout, your body suddenly rejects that very same routine you’ve been doing for months? Signs that you’ve become overly accustomed to an exercise routine include:
- Fatigue (despite doing a known workout for months)
- Overuse injury
- The loss of the fitness high (or “runner’s high”)
Recently, I realized that my body was over my workout. I had spent the past several months working almost exclusively on building my running endurance and I had achieved my goal of being able to comfortably and consistently run 5 miles five days a week (3 miles was my previous comfort zone and take note that I’ve never had a runner’s body). Even on the most hot and humid days, I jogged the NYC Central Park loop sporting a smile. For the first time in my life, running was easy. I pounded the pavement with pride and joy, and even gave up my rest days. A couple of weeks ago, it became clear to me that I had become overly adapted to the 5 mile run. The science of exercise and physiology had kicked in. To read more click here!