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#430 Will cycling help my running fitness while injured?

I was just on a telemedicine call with a recovering runner. He asked me about different forms of training that he could do to maintain his running fitness, while he fully healed the injury.

He asked a question I get all the time, “Is cycling really helpful or not?”

Well, the short answer is yes, it is very helpful for several reasons.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not cycling will help maintain your running fitness while you’re injured and recovering.

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#178 Cycling workouts for recovering runners

Resting is not all healing. If you rest too much, you’ll get weaker.

If you want to get back to running, as soon as you’re healed, you need to do something to prevent all of the changes that can slow you down and put you at a higher risk of re-injury once you actually do get back to running and training.

Gravity and the pounding forces associated with running…that’s only one of a half a dozen contributing factors that can prevent healing of a running injury.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about cycling workouts for recovering runners.

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