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QT: Speed Up the Post-Race Recovery Process


As runners, most of us don’t exactly “enjoy” being sidelined during the post-race recovery period.

Taking the time to recover properly before you start running is, in my view, a very necessary evil if you’re going to race.

While proper post-race recovery does take a certain amount of time, there are some ways that you can speed up your body’s recovery process. Read more

Dr. Kyle Bowling Created An Affordable And Fool-Proof Recovery Tool


My guest on the show today is Dr. Kyle Bowling, a chiropractor, runner, and entrepreneur.

Dr. Kyle Bowling created a product that all athletes should consider adding to their recovery toolbox.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Dr. Kyle as we talk running, running injuries, and injury prevention.

Dr. Kyle Bowling

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QT: Having the Right Soft Tissue Recovery Tools for the Job is Helpful


Is there anything more laughable than the idea of anything truly being one-size-fits-all?

Over the years, I’ve made it pretty clear what I think about one-size-fits-all advice.

Coaching or training philosophy. Nutrition. Race day strategy. Recovery.

Anyone that is trying to tell you that there is only one way to do something and every other option is wrong is someone you should be very leery of.

Recovery is one area where I haven’t been as vocal about the value of having different options available. Specifically, I’m talking about soft tissue/self-massage options.

There are no shortage of recovery tools that are available.

And as far as I can tell, each one has certain things they do better than others. That said, they all have their own shortcomings as well. Read more

QT: What is a Proper Active Recovery Anyway?


What is a proper active recovery? Is there even such a thing?

From where I sit, active recovery is one phrase that probably has a dozen different definitions.

And it’s probably not the only bit of running terminology that runners use without knowing exactly what it means.

So, what is an active recovery anyway? Read more

QT: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Both Sides of Your Body


What do you do when you have a little issue somewhere in your body?

Maybe you feel a tight plantar fascia in one foot.

Or you have a knee that doesn’t quite seem right during or after a run.

Or you feel a little pain in your shin or your Achilles or your hamstring.

The location of the issue, for today’s quick tip, is irrelevant.

From time to time, most of us as runners will develop a bit of a niggle somewhere in our body that needs to be addressed.

And that is where we can get ourselves in trouble… Read more