I have not had this problem, ever. This year I actually have been finding it hard to take days off, boardline overtraining. Sore muscles and slightly injured fingers, which never never seem to get better. But I cannot stay away from the plastic jungle gym. Over motivated perhaps, wanting to get stronger and wanting success when it counts, outside!
Does my motivation comes from completing my hardest route to date and recent sponsorships? Do I feel pressure to perform now that a few companies have invested in me? Albeit, a very small investment, but an investment none the less. Perhaps. Although, I think it is more than that. I think it is derived from a deep desire to get better and to climb harder routes each year. Every climber or athlete for that matter dreads the performance plateau. Where you hit a wall and cannot get any better. I have not reached this plateau yet and hope that with dedicated training that I will not reach my plateau for sometime.
But when does being uber motivated become a problem? Rest days are essential, to allow for muscle recovery. Nagging injuries keep nagging, resulting in backwards progress. I am currently walking a thin line and I am feeling my age. When I was in my early twenties my body recovered much quicker. Now in the early thirties, I feel a noticeable difference.
I have been trying to increase my intensity and work on endurance for my up coming trip to Smith Rock in Oregon. I have been trying to balance hard bouldering, easier endurance climbing, and power endurance training. Spending on average 5 days a week climbing since the fall, I feel I have made some serious gains. I hope the hard work and dedicated training pays off! Only time will tell!