Knowing when to stop

I had a hard workout this morning. What was intended to be an easy run, went on for twice the intended time at a faster pace. Instead of feeling good after the run, I was deflated.

This reinforced the value of knowing when to stop. While it is critical to push through the limits and challenge yourself, it is important to listen to the mental and physical signals.

A push today should not negate the gains and cancel the next workout. Finish when you’re ahead, and still feel like there is more to give. Improvement is a journey, not an event.

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