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.
There is no hope on a downward slope.
I know that sounds really negative and terrible, but it’s true.
A recovering runner recently called for a called me for a second opinion telemedicine visit. Her doctor had told her to wait…to wait to get better. In fact, she waited for 12 weeks and she did exactly what she was told: nothing. She did no exercise for 12 weeks.
If you just think about the last time you were really fit, and if you just stopped exercising completely, right then for three months, how fit would you be at the end of that 12 weeks?
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how there is no hope on a downward slope.View Details »
Today on the doc on the run podcast, we are talking about how you are only one step away. Today the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you’re only one step away. Every run begins with one step. Right now, you are doing one of two things. Either you are getting stronger. Or […]View Details »
This morning I was just talking to a recovering runner, from my inner circle coaching private group. This guy was having some trouble and tenderness in his Achilles Tendon.
We talked about his plan for running tomorrow. It turns out he had a plan of actually going and running on a winding, hilly trail.
If you have Achilles tendon pain and want to make it worse, do 4 things in succession.
Because Achilles ruptures happens when you take 4 very specific steps in a specific way. Those 4 Steps put your aching Achilles Tendon at risk of further injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the 4 steps to Achilles tendon rupture when running.