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#464 Healing Running Injuries is a Race Against Time

I was just doing a second opinion consultation over webcam with a runner who had an overtraining injury.
She was really worried that she could to lose all of her fitness while waiting to heal.
It is just not okay for a runner to sit and wait for weeks, or months, to heal an injury.
If you don’t exercise at all, you will lose your base of aerobic fitness, the neuromuscular connections that keep you coordinated and help you maintain good running form.
You start to lose it all at a very fast rate compared to how long it takes to build that running fitness.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how healing running injuries is a race a against time.

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#387 Maintaining running fitness is the injured runners main priority

When a runner gets an overtraining injury and goes to a doctor, the doctor’s only priority is healing the injured tissue. Most runners also think healing the injured tissue is the highest priority.
Healing is not really a problem. All tissue will heal eventually, if you reduce the stress and strain enough to allow healing. The problem is healing an overtraining injury can take weeks or months.
If you stop running and stop training for weeks or months, you’ll never get back to running at the same level again.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about why maintaining running fitness is the injured runners main priority.

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