1 hr 2 min

#115 Recovery Strategies to Get You Back to Running After an Injury Doctors of Running Podcast

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Running, especially training and racing hard, introduces large amounts of load & stress on your muscles and bodily systems. There are times that altering or reducing your training load can be critical to preventing serious injury. This is especially the case when recovering after a goal race (specifically the marathon), fighting off the beginning pain or niggles, or when returning from an injury. Nathan and Matt explore different strategies to help you recover from big races and keep your training consistent even in the midst of occasional pain. They share tips for water running and take a look at the AlterG and Lever Pro treadmill systems which actually reduce the force of gravity on your body while running. For a deeper look at these three options, be sure to read the in-depth article on our website.

The Subjective: how long do you take off after a goal race?

Chapters
0:00 - Intro
3:42 - Defining stress & load
7:40 - Decreasing load after a big race
17:48 - Do super shoes decrease damage and speed recovery?
20:27 - Altering load while returning from injury
23:38 - Healing timeframes for bone and tendon injuries
31:54 - Reasons to modify load while training
37:02 - A primer on water running
43:29 - AlterG treadmill running
49:05 - Lever Pro running system
59:58 - Wrap up



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Running, especially training and racing hard, introduces large amounts of load & stress on your muscles and bodily systems. There are times that altering or reducing your training load can be critical to preventing serious injury. This is especially the case when recovering after a goal race (specifically the marathon), fighting off the beginning pain or niggles, or when returning from an injury. Nathan and Matt explore different strategies to help you recover from big races and keep your training consistent even in the midst of occasional pain. They share tips for water running and take a look at the AlterG and Lever Pro treadmill systems which actually reduce the force of gravity on your body while running. For a deeper look at these three options, be sure to read the in-depth article on our website.

The Subjective: how long do you take off after a goal race?

Chapters
0:00 - Intro
3:42 - Defining stress & load
7:40 - Decreasing load after a big race
17:48 - Do super shoes decrease damage and speed recovery?
20:27 - Altering load while returning from injury
23:38 - Healing timeframes for bone and tendon injuries
31:54 - Reasons to modify load while training
37:02 - A primer on water running
43:29 - AlterG treadmill running
49:05 - Lever Pro running system
59:58 - Wrap up



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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/doctors-of-running/support

1 hr 2 min