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How Much Running Is Too Much?

The answer is surprisingly simple

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Endurance runners are a special breed. Logging hundreds of miles every month is impressive, but it’s also costly if done the wrong way. If you’ve been running for a while, you’ve likely heard of terms such as ‘burnout’ or ‘overuse injury’. Regardless of your current fitness level or distance, both of these can be a reality if you’re not being smart.




Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life. By runners, for runners.

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