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#562 Injured runners cannot find a solution when refusing to look at the problem

One of the things that’s really important is that you really have to think about what it takes to ramp up without getting injured, and that requires tracking and paying attention to everything. I’m going to let you listen in on a recording from an actual live session in the Injured Runner’s Aid Station explaining these keys to ramping up and running without getting reinjured, while using the advantages that you already have with your runner’s mindset. Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how injured runners cannot find a solution when refusing to even look at the problem.

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#501 Worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture

I lecture at medical conferences about stress fractures, trying to teach physicians the difference between a stress response, a stress reaction, which is basically an irritated and inflamed metatarsal bone, and a stress fracture where there’s actually a crack that can cause real trouble. One of the questions doctors ask me is what’s the best way and the worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture, because it does make a difference. What is the worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#314 Pain is not a setback in your injury recovery

Whether you are conscious of it or not, when you are recovering from a running injury you are probably a little bit gun shy.

Every runner who has ever had to cancel a race or abandon a training plan because of an over- training injury understands how demoralizing and frustrating it is to lose all of your fitness and start training just so you can rest and heal.

If you suffered through that routine it shouldn’t really be surprising that you probably have some trepidation in the back of your mind. Although it’s probably been pushed into the deepest corners of your brain you have fear holding you back.

Injured runners become afraid of pain.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about how pain is not a setback in your running injury recovery.

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#310 3 keys to recovering at a faster pace

Healing after a hard workout and recovering from a running injury are basically the same process.

But when a runner gets an over training injury everything goes sideways.

We become confused about what has happened and we start to confuse ourselves about what what should happen next. We get off course. We forget the basics.

Out self induced confusion delays our recovery, hampers our healing and keeps us from getting back to running as quickly as possible.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the 3 keys to recovering at a faster pace.

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#299 Kim Conley on the Olympics, Half-Marathon Championships and Rapid Recovery Strategies for Runners

Kim Conley: 2-time Olympic athlete and middle and long distance track star. 

Part of what I find so inspiring about Kim is the way in which she has pulled it out and come back in the final meters and final seconds of races to secure the win.

We’re really fortunate to have Kim on the show today to share some of her strategies and tactics that have helped her stay fit, train hard and recover after all those hard workouts throughout her career.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Kim Conley, about the strategies she uses to recover quickly after hard training blocks, or when resuming training after a world-class event.

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#298 Ultra Injury Prevention with Running Stupid host Ken Michal

If you want to complete an ultramarathon, you will have to put in lots of training. One of the big keys to successfully training for an ultra-marathon is to log lots of miles without getting sick or injured.

Ken Michal has stood on the starting line of almost every significant ultra, including Western States 100 and multiple rounds of the HURT 100.

And when I asked him about what it takes to successfully train for these kind of ultras, he says, “You’re going to hate me for saying this, but its risk and reward.”

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Coach Ken Michal, host of the Running Stupid Podcast about recovery, rehab and injury prevention when training for ultras.

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#297 Ultra-Recovery with Lucy Bartholomew

Lucy Bartholomew went from running with her dad at 15 to finishing on the top of the podium at some biggest ultras around the globe, all while esteeming course records in the process. 

Not surprisingly, her travel, training and race schedule keeps her pretty busy so it has taken almost a year of trying to get Lucy on the show, but with some luck we are able to have her here today to talk about her strategies and tactics on staying healthy, and recovering effectively while training for ultra-marathons.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Lucy Bartholomew about the strategies you use to recover quickly after an Ultra before you resume training for the next event.

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#296 Top 3 Ways Runners Can Avoid the Coronacloud

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 ways runners can avoid the “Coronacloud.” Yesterday, we were out on an eight mile trail run. When I say we, that’s me and somebody I live with. I wasn’t running with other people. I don’t think anybody in this time, when […]

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#295 Are you motivated enough to recover

The biggest difference in speed of recovery is motivation. Your motivation leads to the actions required to heal and recover as quickly as possible.

Healing is not a passive process. If you’re just sitting around waiting for some specific timeline to make your injury go away, you’re making a big mistake.

The only guarantee in the waiting-to-heal-plan is that you’re guaranteed to lose all of your running fitness. But there is a better way. Just think of your recovery the same way you think of training.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you are motivated enough to recover.

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#293 Top 3 Coronavirus mistakes for runners

Right now all of us are inundated with rapidly changing circumstances and a wide variety of news stories about the coronavirus. With all of the uncertainty, none of us really knows what we are supposed to do.

As a doctor who focuses completely on helping injured runners get back to running, most of what I do Is recognize mistakes in training and the recovery process causing failure.

But what I do know is that right now, all over social media, I am seeing examples of completely avoidable mistakes which could have serious consequences.

Make no mistake, I think runners should keep running, even when they began to encounter an overtraining injury. But it’s all about taking a sensible approach. It’s about managing risk. In some activities are riskier than usual right now.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 coronavirus mistakes for runners.

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