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#829 Do not ask me if you do not know your pain numbers

In the Injured Runners Aid Station, I get questions from injured runners that stop me in my tracks.

“I got this injury while running. I had a stress fracture. It was grade two stress fracture. It’s been six weeks. How much longer will it be before I can run?”

Every injured runner wants to know when it will be safe to run. But, I cannot make that decision based on that information. It seems crazy, but “how long until you can run” is never just about “how long since the injury started.”

Do not ask me if you don’t know your pain numbers.

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

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