Recently I've been running around a pre-determined track in the countryside that feels the right for me - I'm adequately tired and feel satisfied after I've finished the run. It takes approx 18-20 minutes to complete it. There are 2 sections in which I sprint my hardest for 30 seconds each.
Is it overkill to do this 5/6/7 days a week? I'm a 21 year old male with no obvious health problems btw.
I mostly do it for the cognitive benefit it brings, so I'd preferably like to do it 5/6/7 times a week.
A few months ago I did a starting strength program with all the compounds lifts - squats, deadlifts, bench etc. Would it be overkill to do this 3 times a week (say, monday, wednesday, friday) and 20 minute run in between those days with 1 day off? What would you recommend is generally the maximum amount of exercise to do?
Is overtraining exaggerated in the paleo community? Are you just being whiney to justify not exercising every day?