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#723 First step sit still and wait

Yesterday I called a recovering runner, just to check in and see how he was doing, because he had done the Fast Track Challenge 2 months ago.

He’s doing great. He has recovered and gotten past his injury.

He said he learned a lot in the Challenge and has applied it to his training.

He’s on track for running ultra-marathons this year. He has a coach. Training is in full swing with no limitation from the injury and got him into the Fast Track challenge.

Something he said on that call actually kind of shocked me.

I asked him, “Is there anything that you wish you could have done differently if you went back?”

He answered, “Yeah, I would have called you sooner for a consultation.”

If you ever run into injury many times, your first step is to sit still and wait. Sometimes that’s a problem and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#451 Pick your running coach wisely

Most of the runners who call me when they are inured have hired a running coach. Some of them don’t realize they have a running coach.
A coach is someone who one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a sport and directs strategy.
When you sign up for online coaching, and get a marathon training plan, you hired a coach.
When you go to the doctor and ask for help with a stress fracture you hired a coach.
Both of them are supposed to be helping you (in different ways) get to the finish line.
Today on the Don On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to pick your running coach wisely.

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#363 Why runners need to flirt with overtraining injury

If you hire a running coach, your coach is going to design a program that is going to actually test you physically and mentally, and push you to your physiologic limits on a regular basis to make you stronger.
Any running coach will give you a series of workouts to execute.
And when you do runs correctly then what happens is that you do the maximum amount of tissue damage that your body can sustain and rebuild before your next workout.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about why runners need to flirt with overtraining injury.

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#308 Letting go of your Identity as an Injured Runner with Toni Kengor

Your identity as a runner is crucial to your running goals. You cannot run a four hour marathon if you cannot imagine it, cannot visualize it and cannot believe it is possible.

You must believe to achieve any goal.

It’s interesting to me that so many runners understand how visualization of achieving the goal is absolutely critical to finishing a marathon within a specific goal time.

Yet these exact same individuals will almost develop the exact opposite negative visualization and intention setting by identifying ourselves as injured runners who are unable to achieve goals. That negative focus can keep you stuck in a cycle of running injuries.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we’re talking with Toni Kengor about letting go of your identity as an injured runner.

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How endurance leads to marathon failure 

Endurance athletes are uniquely prone to self-sabotage.

Ironically the destruction rises out of the very skill that lends us the strength to finish a race like a marathon.

Success comes from being strong.

Healthy runners are fast runners.

No one runs their marathon as fast as possible when injured.

No one gets a new PR with pneumonia.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how endurance leads to marathon failure.

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#233 Failure to trust causes running injuries

All overtraining injuries are the result of too much tissue damage, without enough recovery to fully heal, before the next workout “causes” a running injury.

My personal belief is that most running injuries are the result of failing to trust your training plan and your coach.

You need a coach to help you stay on track.

I think a coach is someone who can quiet your fears when its time to push the limits. Someone who truly know the difference between fear, pain and real danger.

But you have to trust your coach if you want to ride that line.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how failure to trust causes running injuries.

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