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.View Details »
Everybody’s short on time. This is true for runners in training, but it’s also true for injured runners.
If you’re trying to make progress as fast as possible, you really have to do the things that will give you the most progress in the least amount of time.
Many runners I talk to on a second opinion consultation webcam call really want to know which stretches will help them. Specifically, which two or three stretches will help the most.
What are the most valuable stretches you can do after a running injury?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
How is it that a runner can actually have a stress fracture that was never even broken in the first place?
Well, this is a real-world situation that I had with a runner who called me for a second opinion.
It was a runner who thought he had a stress fracture, who even had an MRI that showed a stress fracture. The doctor said it was a stress fracture. But it wasn’t actually a stress fracture at all.
Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about a runner with a stress fracture that was never broken.View Details »
The number one question I get on social media from runners, whether it’s a direct message or an email, or even a comment on a YouTube video is:
“My doctor said I can’t run. Is it okay for me to run my race this weekend?”
And I’ll always scratch my head a little bit and wonder, “Does this person really think it makes sense to ask a complete stranger, who has absolutely no idea about what’s going on with them, whether or not it’s okay for them to run, particularly when their doctor told them to not run?”
Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about why I don’t tell runners whether or not they can run over social media.View Details »
Yesterday I was looking at the latest news story about the coronavirus lockdown in Italy. Strict lockdown.
Don’t go out of your house.
And the representative image in the news story showed a street scene of beautiful Italian architecture in Florence Italy.
There was only one person on the street. And that person was a runner, who was running.
So while we are afraid to go to the grocery store, or that someone might cough on us while we’re getting gas, we all want to go out for run. Even under the threat of personal harm or imprisonment…we want to run.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the coronavirus and how it has you on lockdown, unless you’re a runner.View Details »