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#833 How long will it take my overtraining injury to heal?

How long does it take you to get fit enough to run a 3 hour marathon?

Well, that depends on what? It depends on what you would actually do. Not how long you wait.

How long it takes for you to heal your overtraining injury all depends on what you do, and which variables you choose to control. Not how long you wait.

Believe it or not, every injured runner who calls me for a consultation has control over far more of these variables than they think.

How long will it take my overtraining injury to heal?

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

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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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