“Do not be braver than you are smart. Working out when you should be resting is not being tough; it’s being dumb.”
I see a lot of athletes — triathletes in particular — who think they’re “hardcore” when they overdo a workout, work out for multiple days in a row or race weekend after weekend. However, these athletes are only doing themselves harm — risking injury and diminishing their own potential.
It’s hard not to fall for the peer pressure of these athletes; to get caught in their trap of pushing and forcing until you’re broken. But, remember – it doesn’t make you brave or better or stronger, it only breaks you down.