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#754 Single most effective but most neglected tool to run earlier after injury

Almost all runners who call me for a consultation have one thing in common.

The number one thing they want to get out of their discussion with me is “How can I start running sooner? I want to get back to running so I don’t lose all my running fitness.”

There is one free and highly effective tool you can use as an injured runner, but most of the runners I talked to seem to be completely neglecting and ignoring it.

What is the single most effective but most often neglected tool injured runners can use to get back to running sooner?

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

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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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#449 3 Ingredients required for rapid recovery from running injury

If you want to get back to running as quickly as possible you need 3 essential ingredients:
Recovery, Strength and Balance
When something is weaker because it is still recovering, this approach is all the more important.
NEWSFLASH: you can work on recovery, building strength, and better balance at any stage of injury.
Get moving now!
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the 3 Ingredients required for rapid recovery from running injury.

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#426 Slow down if you want to speed up

I was just having a discussion with a runner about the things that she could do to accelerate her running injury recovery.

She has been yo-yoing through a cycle or workouts and short runs when she feels good, then does a little bit too much.

That’s when she gets re-injured.

She is aggravating the injury over and over. The real problem isn’t her injury. She’s just pushing her recovery too fast.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you have to slow down if you want to speed up.

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#407 There is no hope on a downward slope

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.

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#405 Recover. Don’t Rot.

This episode comes from a discussion I had recently with a recovering runner during a telemedicine visit. She was asking me what to do.

She is stuck in a cycle of getting frustrated, she gets better, and then gets injured again when she actually gets back to running.

She seems to have a tendency to get re-injured, with different injuries.

To recover from injury, you have to make sure you don’t rot while you wait.

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how to make sure you recover and don’t rot when you have a running injury.

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#402 Which is worse for my Achilles running hills or stairs?

This episode comes from a question sent in by a runner who was listening to the Doc On The Run podcast, and he wanted to know which is worse for my Achilles tendon, running hills or running stairs?
This is somebody who had an Achilles tendon issue and was recovering and getting back to running and he’s been back to running, he’s doing better, he’s running without any pain, but he wanted to incorporate some strength training in the form of either hill repeats or running stairs.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about which is worse for your Achilles tendon, running hills or running stairs.

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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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#385 How self-confidence and self-love beat finish times every time with Jill Angie

One of my favorite podcasts is called The Not Your Average Runner Podcast.
I recently sat down with Jill Angie, who hosts that show.
Self-criticism heals no wounds!
When you have an injury, and you have been training hard, it is very easy to beat yourself up. Jill is the best person to explain how we can take an injury and reframe it so we don’t beat ourselves up when we are injured.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how self-confidence and self-love beat finish times, every time with Jill Angie from The Not Your Average Runner Podcast.

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#370 The 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery

When you break down the goal of running a marathon, it really only has 3 key elements.
You are crystal clear on the distance, the starting point and the end point.
All you have to do to compete the marathon successfully is break your training down into the daily and weekly stages of growth to establish the fitness required of your body on race day.
Running injuries are difficult because they lack the clarity and simplicity of training for a marathon. But make no mistake. The process is just the same.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery.

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