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MONTE GORDO, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 09: Craig Pickering and Rikki Fifton of Great Britain during a training session at the Aviva GB & NI Team Preparation Camp on August 9, 2009 in Monte Gordo, Portugal.  (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Aviva)

My Story of Overtraining

You might have noticed that I felt quite passionate about the topic of overtraining syndrome (OTS) in last week’s blog. The reason for this is that I suffered with bouts of non-functional overreaching (NFO) and OTS throughout my career. I believe it stunted my progression within sport, at least for a period of 18 months, and it really was a miserable time for me. I’m eager to prevent other athletes from going through what I did, so here is my story.

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