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#797 Injured 5 weeks out from half marathon. Is there hope?

Today’s episode comes from Benda, who was watching a video called “12 steps to healing and running with a metatarsal stress fracture” on the Doc On The Run YouTube channel.

She asked a question,

“I’m so confused. I don’t have a stress fracture. It was an acute injury. I have a half marathon in early December. Is there hope for me?”

I got injured five weeks out from my half marathon. Is there hope?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#538 Marathon Method of Running Injury Recovery

This is the thing I came up with when I actually was thinking about what I do differently with runners now that I’ve been for about a decade, basically focusing just on injured runners, what do I do differently than when I had a normal practice where I saw everybody with any kind of foot problem? Let’s think about what happens when you decide to run a marathon. Nobody just wakes up and says, I think I’m going to run a marathon today, it doesn’t work that way. What usually happens is you have something that triggers your desire to actually run a marathon. We all know it’s really a big goal, we know it’s inspirational, and you decide that you want to do a marathon. So, what do you do? Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the Marathon Method of Running Injury Recovery.

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#370 The 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery

When you break down the goal of running a marathon, it really only has 3 key elements.
You are crystal clear on the distance, the starting point and the end point.
All you have to do to compete the marathon successfully is break your training down into the daily and weekly stages of growth to establish the fitness required of your body on race day.
Running injuries are difficult because they lack the clarity and simplicity of training for a marathon. But make no mistake. The process is just the same.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery.

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#312 Injured runner underdog advantage

In the pursuit of any running goal you really are only in competition with yourself.

When you become injured, you immediately give yourself an underdog status.

You start to think about all of the problems that your injury presents to prevent you from completing the workouts that you previously believed would make it possible for you to achieve your goal.

Of course, none of that is true. All of those problems we call “reasons” are really just excuses.

There is always a way.

One thing I know for sure. Every runner I have ever worked with you got injured and then set a new P.R. working from an underdog advantage.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about Injured runner underdog advantage.

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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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#307 Surviving Sesamoiditis and getting back to marathon training

Sesamoid injuries can be serious and can keep injured runners running.

Sesamoids are small fragile bones and if they become inflamed and turn into a stress fracture they can crack, break and become permanently damaged. If you have surgery to remove a permanently damaged sesamoid bone, your foot will never be the same.

Our guest today went through a long battle with a sesamoid injury and then got back to marathon training.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Isabel about the strategies she used to recover from sesamoiditis and start training for the London marathon.

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#302 Intention Setting in Recovery When Plans Go Sideways with Jonathan Flores

Jonathan Flores is the host of the Run With Purpose Podcast. He is also a runner who set out to run 50 marathons in 50 states, which obviously requires a lot of effort and a knowledge of running recovery to avoid injury.

Jonathan understands how to recovery, how to stay on track when plans go sideways, particularly through intention setting and making plans that turn dreams into experiences.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Jonathan Flores, host of the Run With Purpose Podcast about intention setting for runners when race plans change and training schedules plans go sideways.

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#298 Ultra Injury Prevention with Running Stupid host Ken Michal

If you want to complete an ultramarathon, you will have to put in lots of training. One of the big keys to successfully training for an ultra-marathon is to log lots of miles without getting sick or injured.

Ken Michal has stood on the starting line of almost every significant ultra, including Western States 100 and multiple rounds of the HURT 100.

And when I asked him about what it takes to successfully train for these kind of ultras, he says, “You’re going to hate me for saying this, but its risk and reward.”

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Coach Ken Michal, host of the Running Stupid Podcast about recovery, rehab and injury prevention when training for ultras.

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#289 Top 10 Reasons injured runners procrastinate

An over training injury is one of the worst possible things that can happen to a runner.

You’ve been working toward a goal, hard, making sacrifices and then disaster strikes and you get injured.

Of course the best thing to do is to start healing and get back to training as fast as possible.

There are lots of reasons I see runners procrastinate and unnecessarily put up their own roadblocks between them, healing, and getting back to running.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the Top 10 reasons injured runners procrastinate.

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#275 Injured Runners Must Learn or Earn to Recover

Every runner who is injured and has been told to stop running wants to get back to running as quickly as possible.

We all want a secret path to healing and a fast track to return to recovery.

When it comes to getting better after you get an over training injury there are really only two possibilities if you want to get back to running as quickly as possible. 

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how injured runners must learn or earn the knowledge and experience necessary to recover from an overtraining injury.

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