Yes, you may experience one or two here and there but if you are saying yes to a lot of them, take a break and run less or run slower. Your body needs some love. And yes, this does matter. It is through rest that your muscles heal and you get stronger. Running breaks you down at times. Allow your body to build back up.
I completly understand the desire to run more, run longer, run faster, etc. in order to achieve your racing goals. And yes, this is all necessary but if you continually beat up your body and don't allow it to recover, you are only risking serious injury and/or decreased race performance.
So to answer my first question, am I overtraining? Not right now and hopefully not any more. But I have in the past and that is when I see things like this.
Yep, I started going down in momentum before my September marathon. That race was hard. You can read about it HERE . It took me time to recover from the race and transition into training for my December marathon but I did it. And I learned a lot. And I am doing the same thing this year but better....I hope.
And to end things on a different note, here are 3 things I just don't understand (that I saw today)
Daily Affirmation: My blue eyes are indeed beautiful.