Thanks for all the replies, guys! I was able to nap today, but I'm not sure what's changed (if anything).
"A period of fasting with no food at all for about 16 hours is enough to engage this new clock."
Jordan, you make a good point. A simple formula for overtrained: [recoverability*] - [other stress] < [training] - if there are other things in my life taking a toll, LIKE EXAMS!, then training volume doesn't really need to be as great to push me into a bad state. (Is that a word?)
Mike OD, I'm going to try all of those things. I'm getting at least 4, usually 6g of fish oil per day, should that increase? How much vit C, and when? You suggested in another thread to start taking it due to fasting so I bought some today in 1000mg tablets.
Could you help me list the recovery techniques that you're aware of? I probably won't be able to do all of them regularly but if I know about them, and try them a least once...
slow run (does this work? maybe if athletics wasn't my sport...)
contrast showers/cold plunge/ice bath
self massage/foam rolling/self-myofascial release
I'm having a shower (hot/cold/hot), reading a book (not a textbook...), then straight to sleep (I hope).