If you really think about it, the number of hours that you sleep really has a direct correlation with your risk for running injury.
Running injuries never happen because you ran too far. They always happen because you loaded one structure too much, you beat it up too much, and you didn’t let it recover enough before the next workout.
You don’y have to run less. But you have to rest more.
It’s not necessary to spread your workouts farther apart. But you must maximize the recovery.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how much rest your running body really needs.View Details »
Broken toes are common, but they can really hamper your training when you’re getting ready to run a race. If you break your toes a few weeks before a big race the question is always whether or not you will be able to run your race.
Today’s episode is based on the questions sent in for a runner who broke a couple of toes and wants to know whether or not she’s going to be able to run her race in a few weeks. This episode will help you understand the questions to ask if you fracture your toes and you still want to run.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can run your race with broken toes.View Details
How often should you get new running shoes? That depends on how quickly they wear out! Some runners get new running shoes every few months. Some running coaches tell runners to replace running shoes every 200 to 500 miles. If you keep running in worn out shoes, you may be putting yourself at risk of an over training injury.
But a lot of different variables can affect how quickly your running shoes wear out. If you understand the variables that can affect how long your running shoes last, you can make much better decisions about how frequently you need to replace your running shoes.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how often you should replace worn out running shoes.View Details »
Do you really need custom orthotics if you’re a runner?
If you’re a runner and a doctor suggests custom orthotics, you may need orthotic inserts, but you may not. At least not forever. Many runners just need custom orthotic therapy for a short time to help heal an injury and keep running.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not you really need custom orthotics for running.View Details
If you are a runner with a metatarsal stress fracture, you can simply stop running and wait for the bone to heal. The other option is to figure out how to heal it faster and keep running while the stress fracture is still healing. If you do that, you can get back to running a lot faster!
The process for healing and getting back to running is not that complicated.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the 12 Steps to healing and running with a metatarsal stress fracture.View Details
There’s risk with everything. There is risk with running with a stress fracture. There is risk with using a fracture walking boot when you get a metatarsus stress fracture. You’re actually going to be more at risk of other over-training injuries later. So there’s risk even with not running.
Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how running with a stress fracture is all about risk management.View Details
Should you ramp up your running training when your healing injury doesn’t feel like it does not hurt much worse while running?
As soon as the healing stress fracture gets a little bit stronger, you should start ramping up your fitness so you don’t just lose all of your running fitness.View Details
Any over-training running injury is caused by too much stress applied to that one structure. Once it starts to heal and you are trying to return to running, you have to keep the overall amount of stress applied to that one healing structure low enough so it can continue to heal even while you ramp up your activity.View Details
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about why injured runners should avoid the out and back. In this episode we’re going to talk about why injured runners should really avoid out and back runs. Right now I’m training for an ultra marathon. Of course, that means that I have to run […]View Details
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we’re talking about how a marathon mindset can predispose you to injury. For runners there are really only two types of running injuries. A traumatic injury happens as result of some accident. It might be that you roll your ankle or you trip and fall. You cannot […]View Details