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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

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

Quick Tip: Coming Back from an Injury is a Delicate Process


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are a fact of life in our sport.

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

How to Deal with a Sprained Ankle as a Runner

When we talk about running injuries, we typically think of the repetitive motion/overuse type of injuries like plantar fasciitis or shin splints.

These overuse injuries are certainly common among runners, but they aren’t the only injuries that runners find themselves dealing with from time to time.

Certain running injuries can come out of nowhere in the blink of an eye.

One such example is a sprained ankle.

A Sprained Ankle Can Happen to Any of Us

Model Sprained Ankle

And She’s OK… Game On!

Whether you run on the roads, the track, or the trails, a sprained ankle is a distinct possibility for any runner.

  • Step of a curb while running on the road and land funny
  • Running in a pack during a longer distance track race and step on another runners foot
  • An exposed tree root is one of many opportunities to turn an ankle while running on a trail

While I believe that most overuse injuries in running can be prevented, with something like a sprained ankle there really isn’t much that can be done in terms of prevention.

Sometimes your foot lands on an uneven surface, and before you know what happened you’re down.
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