An Athlete’s Guide to Overtraining

In October of last year I was in for my yearly physical and complaining about how I was experiencing more soreness than usual, higher level of liver enzymes (as diagnosed by her lab work), and experiencing a higher RPE (rating of perceived excerption during workouts).

After a longer conversation she suggested the cause could have been as simple as overtraining.

I told her “no”. I said the last time you took lab work, my liver enzymes were much lower and I was at peak for a marathon build. No way could I be overtraining with my current training…