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QT: Coming Back from Injury Intelligently (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are all too common in our ranks.

Joker Sucks

Yeah, no joke!

But facts are facts. And the odds are that all of us will have to deal with at least one running-related injury at some point in our running careers. (And the odds say at least half of us will have to deal with an injury this year!)

As such, perhaps we should talk a little bit about the process of coming back from an injury then, eh? Read more

Alison Heilig Is Arming Runners With Information On How To Be Durable


Alison Heilig is joining me on the show today for a talk on all things injury-related.

The injury setbacks Alison has experienced helped her to develop a passion for helping other athletes stay healthy as they pursue their goals.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Alison Heilig today.

Alison Heilig

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Mike Swinger Is Educating Runners On Injury Prevention


My guest today is a physical therapist that loves working with runners because he is one of us.

Mike Swinger

Mike Swinger is passionate about working with athletes, specifically runners, and helping them to avoid injuries.

Today we will go a few easy miles as he shares his insight and knowledge on how to run pain-free.

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Don’t Forget to Strengthen Your Feet! Wait, What?

Running injuries and strength training exercises for runners are easily two of the topics I talk about most on this website.

Why?

Well, with running injuries it’s what I know the most about and where my real expertise in the running world lies. I may never be the worlds greatest runner or running coach, but if you got a problem, (Yo!) I’ll solve it! (Get it?) 

Or at least, I’ll help you solve it.

And strength training gets talked about a fair amount because I think it’s important and I think it can do wonders to help many of the most common running injuries.

But in all of my strength training videos, at least until now, I’ve never mentioned some of the most important exercises you can do to specifically target one of the most overlooked (and thus, most problematic) areas on a runner: the feet.

Strengthen Your Feet Muscles

Not My Feet. Sorry.

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How to Avoid Recurring Running Injuries

Did you know that about half of runners miss time due to running related injuries every year?

That’s an amazing statistic because many people think of running as a low-risk sport when it clearly isn’t!

No matter what we do, some running related injuries are unavoidable. But there are many runners are consistently dealing with recurring running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ITBS.

Contrary to what these runners may believe, you really can participate in our sport and avoid any of the recurring running injuries for years.

Find out how by watching today’s video.