Overtraining Injury Archives - DOC

#843 Overtraining injuries are caused by weakness

When you get an overtraining injury from running, it’s not because you did too much, because you were too strong or too motivated.

You got injured because you were too weak.

You were too weak to sustain the stress applied to that piece of tissue, that one injured piece of tissue that got injured when you did one workout.

That’s what really happened.

If you get injured, you have to understand how to correct that specific weakness.

Understanding this is crucial.

Overtraining injuries in runners are actually caused by weakness.

And that’s what we’re talking about today in the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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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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#504 The 2 most important questions for recovering runners

If you rest long enough any overtraining injury will eventually calm down.
But if you rest too long, you will lose all of your running fitness.
The difference between elite athlete who get better fast, and average runners who take forever to recover are the daily activities they focus on while recovering.
Today, on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about the two most important questions for recovering runners.

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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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#462 Think of injury recovery as an expanded rest day

I was just doing a second opinion consultation with a runner who was really stressed out.
She said, “I’m going to lose all my aerobic fitness. I’m going to get weaker. I’m going to get stiff or my running form is going to be terrible!”
There are some mental tricks you can use that will be very helpful anytime you get an over-training injury, whether it’s a stress fracture, Achilles tendonitis, or any injury.
If a doctor tells you, you have to rest and sit still, that can be stressful. But all runners have the tools to navigate it, whether you have ever been injured or not.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you should think of your over-training injury recovery, as an extended rest day.

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#447 Running injuries can happen to everyone

There is NO over-training. There is ONLY under-recovering. You did not run too much. You made a mistake in the order of your workouts or the intensity of one workout or in the strategy you used to rebuild tissue.
That is EXACTLY the same mistake runners make when they get injured again after “healing” an injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re taking about running injuries can happen to everyone.

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#436 Ask better questions at the doctor for an overtraining injury

Today’s episode comes from a live Q&A. We hold these sessions for runners enrolled in the self-diagnosis courses, and those in group coaching sessions, who just want to make sure that they’re staying on track and getting back to running as quickly as possible.

We were talking about why injured runners should ask better questions.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to ask better questions at the doctor, for an over-training injury.

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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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#422 Why does running make me nicer?

This is a great question from one of the people I was just working with on a telemedicine visit.
Does running really make me nicer?
She actually said, “It’s been really tough being injured, because it seems like when I can’t run, I’m not nearly as nice as I usually am.”
Well, if you’re anything like me, it probably does and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#420 Best 3 ways to tell when to replace your running shoes

This morning I was interviewed as a guest expert on a television program for a health and fitness segment. We were talking about how running shoes are really your only piece of injury protection equipment as a runner.

The only thing between you and the ground is your running shoe. When you are training in them just a little bit too long, they start to get worn out.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the best three ways to tell when to replace your running shoes.

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