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The most common OTS symptoms. It should be noted in this chart that parasympathetic and sympathetic alterations refer to the two divisions of your autonomic nervous system where parasympathetic is responsible for the ‘rest and digest’ bodily functions, and sympathetic is responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ bodily functions. Additionally, bradycardia means a low heart rate (below 50 beats per minute) and tachycardia means an elevated heart rate (over 100 beats per minute at rest). Image courtesy of Kreher, J. (2016). Diagnosis and prevention of overtraining syndrome: An opinion on education strategies. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine,Volume 7, 115-122. doi:10.2147/oajsm.s91657.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.