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.